Rob Myles, along with his producing partner Sarah Peachey, is the creator of The Show Must Go Online, which, since March 19, 2020, has been creating fully if madly rehearsed productions of Shakespeare’s canon in the order in which they were written, once a week, using actors and fight directors from all over the world. With over 100,000 views on YouTube in just 12 weeks, Rob talks about how this has become huger than he ever imagined, and how he’s learned to work in this new space; how his early studies in psychology led to understanding characters and delivering an actor-driven experience; excellent new opportunities for both audience engagement and audience research; iambic discoveries expressed in actual iambic pentameter; developing his singular obsession; shout-outs to The Barnsley Civic; being leaders in a movement rather than a company; and the realization that our moment cried out for a Rob Myles — and thankfully we have one. (Length 28:16) 

  1. I saw the Christmas Show last night with my Son and my Mother….we laughed until our sides hurt! Great job guys!

  2. Yeah haha tell me about it. Well I’ll be sure to bring myself to one of your performances the next time you roll into town.

  3. Just started listening to the podcast I love it. I was first exposed to the RSC last year when I had student directed Shakespeare Abridged at my high school. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I would like to thank you all for that.

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