welcome

Our company name is inspired by Shakespeare’s assertion that: 

“Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

As actors, we become those walking, talking 'shadows' that Shakespeare references

in this excerpt from Macbeth: one of his many connections between life and theatre.

Often full of sound and fury, and all too frequently idiotic,

we actors enjoy our time spent strutting and fretting on the stage.

Talking Shadows is a theatre company dedicated to

nurturing and showcasing the very best young and emerging talent. 

Founder and Artistic Director Rebecca Vines was awarded the

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts in 2014 for her outstanding work in youth theatre.

Rebecca has been writing, directing and producing 

critically acclaimed shows for two decades, 

and her sell-out productions are a regular feature at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Previous actors have gone on to work professionally in

theatre, music, design  and journalism.