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Patrick Stewart Masterclass


Tuesday 30 June 3.30 pm. Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

The legendary stage and screen actor, currently recieving rave reviews in Waiting for Godot here at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, talks about his experiences in the industry and provides a Q&A session.

Patrick Stewart was born in Yorkshire and left school at fifteen to work as a reporter. However, his interest in amateur dramatics outweighed his desire to be a journalist and in 1957 he entered the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He made his professional debut in 1959 at Theatre Royal Lincoln as Morgan in Treasure Island. Since leaving drama school, Patrick Stewart has never been out of work, successfully bridging the gap between the theatrical world of Shakespeare and contemporary film and television.

Recent theatre includes: The Merchant of Venice & Johnson over Jordan (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis); The Ride Down Mount Morgan (Public Theatre, Broadway), Othello (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC), The Tempest (Shakespeare in the Park Festival, New York). He has performed many leading roles with the RSC, and was made an Associate Artist of the RSC in 1967.

Although Patrick Stewart is internationally known for his role as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek on television, he has also appeared in A Lion in Winter; A Christmas Carol; Moby Dick; Canterville Ghost; The Mozart Inquest; The Holy Experiment; Acting Shakespeare; Maybury; Smiley’s People; The Anatomist; Hamlet; Tolstoy – A Question of Faith; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; When the Actors Come; Miss Julie; Oedipus Rex; I Claudius; The Madness; Eleventh Hour; North and South; Alfred the Great; A Walk with Destiny; Joby, Conrad; Anthony and Cleopatra; The Love Girl and the Innocent; The Artists Story; Fall of Eagles.

Film includes: X Men II and III, King of Texas; X Men; Star Trek:9, Conspiracy Theory, Mastermind, Dad Savage, Star Trek: First Contact, Safe House, Let it Be Me, Jeffery, Star Trek: Generations, Robin Hood – Men in Tights, LA Story, The Doctor and the Devils, Lady Jane, Code Name: Emerald, Life Force, Dune, Races/A Windy Story, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Excaliber, Hedda, Hennessey.

In 1996 Patrick Stewart received the prestigious Will Award from The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC for his work on stage. The same year he won a Grammy Award for his narrative work on the Best Spoken Word Album for Children, Peter and the Wolf.

In 2001 he was made OBE by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

Patrick can currently be seen as Estragon in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

“Superb classic actors that are subtle and commanding, touching and funny, vulnerable and dignified”
The Times

“This double act is as deftly performed as you are ever likely to see. This is a chance to catch two veteran actors at the top of their game”
Evening Standard