Dame Janet Suzman DBE, is an actress who’s Shakespeare credits are so expansive it would perhaps be easier to list the roles she has not played!
She began working with the RSC in the quatercentenary histories season in 1964, thereafter receiving rave reviews for performances in As You Like It, The Taming Of The Shrew, and a celebrated Antony and Cleopatra, to name but a few. She is also an Academy Award nominated screen actress, directs and writes for the stage, is an Hon. Associate Artist of the RSC, a recipient of the 2012 Pragnell Award for services to Shakespeare, and this year becomes a Fellow of the Shakespeare Association of Great Britain.
It is with great pleasure that we at Changeling welcome her as our patron. We are thrilled to have Dame Janet’s support, guidance and unique insight into classic theatre, and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.
‘Changeling offers something rarely found in contemporary theatre. They offer audiences a chance to become part of the atmosphere. There is no passive sitting in the stalls here; you will be immersed in and surrounded by the performances, becoming a crucial part of the world created. Allowing actors the opportunity to relish the audience’s presence, to be reactive, adaptive and interactive whilst performing some of the worlds’ best writing is a rare treat. I am thrilled to be Changeling’s patron and look forward to watching them develop further.”