Directed by Sinéad Rushe
Riverside Studios, 4-29 October 2023

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A fresh new ensemble production of Shakespeare’s Othello featuring Martins Imhangbe (Bridgerton) as Othello, Rose Riley (RSC) as Desdemona and a collective of three actors playing Iago: Michael Fox, Orlando James, Jeremy Neumark Jones.  The working method of the production is the Michael Chekhov technique.

Live music composed by Michael Fox (Downtown Abbey), sound design by Ali Taie, design by Natalie Pryce.  A Sinéad Rushe Production and Presented by Trish Wadley Productions.


Graham Dixon launched his book in July 2021: The Master Key to Acting Freedom: Getting ready for the theatre of life.

Graham Dixon has been involved in the work of Michael Chekhov as a professional actor, director and teacher for nearly 50 years, having studied with and met many of Chekhov’s original students.  As the director of the Michael Chekhov Studio London, he’s recognised internationally as one of the most important teachers in this imaginative approach to acting.

In THE MASTER KEY TO ACTING FREEDOM, Graham explores the basic principles of Michael Chekhov’s approach to a new way of acting.  Over the course of a four-day workshop with twelve participants from varying backgrounds, he shows how Chekhov’s approach is radically different from many of the practices currently taught to actors and directors.  Chekhov’s approach is an ‘open system’ enabling the actor to access directly – ‘to tap into’ – an objective, creative world by using a heightened ability to imagine and sense.  The resultant feelings, thoughts and will impulses are natural, unforced, true and joyous!

Buy a copy of the book here.

Sinéad Rushe’s book, Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide  is now available.

Buy a copy of the book here.

Sinéad Rushe
, theatre director and Senior Lecturer in Acting and Movement on BA Acting CDT, announces the launch of her book, Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide, published by Bloomsbury Methuen.

The book provides a complete overview of the whole method, and includes illuminating explanations of its principles, as well as a wide range of practical exercises that illustrate, step by step, how they can be applied to dramatic texts. Drawing on the full range of Chekhov’s writing in English and French, it also examines unpublished material from the Dartington Hall archives and features interviews with actors who have worked with the technique, including Simon Callow and Joanna Merlin. She offers study classes on her book through Creative Actor Training.



An association of artists working with Michael Chekhov's approach to performance