Actors from the London Stage

Department of Theatre and Dance



The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to host the celebrated Actors From The London Stage as our Eminent-Artists -in-Residence during the spring 2015 semester.  For THE SHAKESPEARE PROJECT, AFTLS members will set  three works on our students in the AFTLS style

Get ready for a Shakespearean mini-festival as we present three beloved comedies,  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (3/1, 3/4) MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (3/2, 3/5), and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (3/3, 3/6).

The national AFTLS tour of MACBETH will also come to UW on March 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage to close out the Eminent Artist Residency.



Actors From The London Stage (consisting of five British Shakespearean artists from such companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, among others) is an educational program developed in 1975 by Homer Swander at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The theatre company is now based in London and at the University of Notre Dame. The artists devote a large part of their time to lectures, workshops, seminars, and informal meetings with students. Their stay provides students and faculty with a unique opportunity both to observe extraordinary performances and to discuss literature and the art of theatre in depth with some of the most talented artists from some of the most important theatre companies in the world. Contact us at

On Stage

Each residency is highlighted by performances of a full-length Shakespeare production. Featuring minimal props, costumes, and set, the clever staging showcases the talents of this unique five-member ensemble while keeping the focus where it belongs—on Shakespeare's words.

In The Classroom

Adaptable by design, AFTLS workshops can serve students from a variety of disciplines. The actors cultivate an appreciation of Shakespeare's works (both on the page and on the stage), and more importantly, enhance students' critical reading and thinking abilities as well as develop their presentation and team-building skills.


Founder Homer Swander
Academic Director Peter Holland
Founding Directors Tony Church
Lisa Harrow
Bernard Lloyd
Sir Patrick Stewart
Associate Directors    David Acton
Bruce Alexander
Gareth Armstrong
Caroline Devlin
Tim Hardy
Vivien Heilbron
Michael Palmer
Martin Parr
Matthew Radford
David Rintoul
Eunice Roberts
Alison Skilbeck
Christopher Staines
Lucy Tregear















Join us for MACBETH featuring the Actors from the London Stage!

Actors From The London Stage is one of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theater companies in the world. Housed and workshopped in England with academic tours booked through the auspices of Shakespeare at Notre Dame (housed in the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame), this program is truly unique

Actors from the London Stage

Hands-on learning with the Actors from the London Stage
Contact Us

Dept. of Theatre and Dance

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2199


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