Iqbal Khan, Director

Acting Masterclasses

2 day Actors' masterclass with director Iqbal Khan

Date: Tuesday 21st – Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Deadline: Monday 6th October, midday

(London Venue: TBC)

Due to popular demand, director Iqbal Khan is back to host a 2 day masterclass for actors!

This opportunity is open to artists from all cultural backgrounds and if you have already participated in one of Iqbal’s masterclasses, we’d love to welcome you back again.

These masterclasses will focus on approaching complex language in plays, ranging from Shakespeare to Contemporary Texts. He will look at how actors can find this complex voice in texts which tackle big ideas. The workshops will draw on different texts as a stimulus. 

Tamasha first worked with Iqbal on our 5* production of Snookered by Ishy Din in 2011.

“Working with Iqbal has been one of the most useful periods in my career as a director. Throughout the project it was clear that I was working alongside a very instinctive and confident artist.”  

 TDA Assistant Director to Iqbal Khan on Snookered 

“The most accomplished and assured first play I have seen for years"

 The Independent, 5 stars (Snookered)

“I loved the fact that it was not all white, middle class actors! It was like being in a proper London setting.”

“This was the first all day workshop I have been to. It made me crave work and auditions!”

“There is nowhere with as inclusive and interesting a participating workshop group as Tamasha attracts.”

Particpants from Iqbal’s last Masterclass with Tamasha

Iqbal Khan began his directing career at the Leicester Haymarket and National Theatre Studio. He will soon be directing Othello as part of a ‘Venice’ season at the RSC in 2015. His recent work includes: Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); Snookered (Bush Theatre & UK Tour); The Importance of Being Earnest: The Musical (Riverside Studios); The Killing of Sister George (West End); Broken Glass (Tricycle and West End); Rafta Rafta (Bolton Octagon and New Vic; Newcastle-under-Lyme); East is East (Birmingham Rep); A Slight Ache and Landscape (National Theatre); Treemonisha (Pegasus Opera); The Last Photograph (Edinburgh Festival); Otello (Associate Director – Birmingham Opera Company); Time for the Good Looking Boy (Box Clever UK Tour); Oleanna (Bolton Octagon); Richard III (RWCMD); Simply Cinderella (Associate Director – Curve); 16UP (Union Theatre and tour); Too Close to Home (Lyric Hammersmith and Library Theatre); Madama Butterfly (Lyric Hammersmith and Minack Theatre) and Beautiful Thing (Oldham Coliseum). His other work has been seen at the Union Chapel, Bloomsbury Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe, the Bridewell, the Old Red Lion and in Japan.

For feedback from the participants on our previous Actor/Director Laboratories and Acting Masterclasses, check out our blog> 

Cost: Actors will be working from 10am - 6pm, £60 per workshop. Book two for £100.

[Please note that payment must be received in advance, upon confirmation that you have been allocated a place. If you cancel your place on or after Friday 10th October, we will be unable to refund your fee. If you only want to apply to one day then it must be the first day, 21st October. Please contact us if you want to discuss spreading the payment].

It's easy to apply:

Send us an email with your CV/Headshot or Spotlight Link and a small paragraph on why you want to do the masterclass. 

Please send for the attention of Felicity to with “Actors’ Masterclass” in the subject line.

Tamasha’s workshops are open to disabled and non-disabled participants and workshop spaces are fully accessible. We ask that participants inform us of any requirements before the workshop so that the tutor can adapt to and accommodate needs as necessary. For insurance purposes, Tamasha takes no responsibility for accident or injury.  

If it is past the deadline but you are still interested in taking part, please contact Felicity on who can let you know if there are any places left.

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact Felicity at the office on 0207 749 0090 or