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Shakespeare for Schools

Shared Light Theatre is  a Sligo based company, specialising in Shakespeare workshops for schools in Ireland’s North West. We come to your school or community hall to provide courses focusing on the  Junior and Leaving Cert curriculum.


Through a mix of performance, discussion, games and theatre rehearsal techniques, we help students to enjoy studying Shakespeare and to answer exam questions with confidence.




Isabel Claffey worked in Theatre in Dublin for a number of years, favouring classical roles such as - Desdemona in Othello, a Civic Theatre Production and Isabella in Measure for Measure at the Civic and Helix Theatres.


She also enjoyed a number of more modern roles including The Pupil in Ionesco’s The Lesson at the International, and Adela in The House of Bernarda Alba at the Abbey Theatre. As well as a diploma in Theatre Studies from Inchicore College she has completed Shakespeare intensive courses through RADA, The Abbey Theatre, Oxford University Online and Futurelearn at Warwick University.

Patrick Curley is from Sligo, and has a B.A. in English literature from N.U.I.M. As a student he was actively involved in the university drama society as well as writing and performing his own work. He began to study acting formally at I.T. Sligo and went on to earn an M.A. in Drama and Theatre from N.U.I.G. where he studied acting under Mikel Murfi and Max Hafler. While in Galway he played the role of Hamlet in an award-winning production of Shakespeare's tragedy. He was artist in residence of the Academy Theatre, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 2010.  He continues to write and perform, and brought his own work  Beneath The Bone Moon to the 2015 Dublin Fringe Festival.  He is the host of Illuminations, a popular poetry event in Bookmart, and curates Featherheads and Dreamers at The Model, Sligo.

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