Aspiring young actors are being invited to perform in one of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Theatre education company Pull The Other will be running a five-day workshop on King Lear at Epsom Playhouse, for children aged nine to 15.

The course will also feature work-in-progress performance for family and friends.

Pull the Other produces a series of theatre and literature programmes for young people in Surrey and south London.

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Pull The Other produces theatre and literature programmes for young people

It was launched in Epsom in 2012 by Surrey-born actress Rachel Nussbaum.

Nussbaum says: "We want to invest in young people’s exposure to important literary and practical theatre styles in a fun, inventive and professional environment.

"We focus on acting, directing and ensemble theatre-making, strengthening individual talent and promoting team work with self-confidence, creative expression and imagination.

"These classical texts are there for all to be enjoyed and played with."

King Lear workshop; Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom; April 7 to 11; call 01372 742555; visit