Seoul Shakespeare Company

Seoul Shakespeare Company is a not-for-profit theatre company centered in Seoul, South Korea. Powered by a diverse community of actors and artists, Seoul Shakespeare company strives to produce quality productions that reach across linguistic and cultural boundaries while celebrating live theatre and the communities that produce these challenging and engaging works.

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Welcome to Seoul Shakespeare Company


Seoul's only English language theatre company devoted to performing Shakespeare's works.  


Seoul Shakespeare Company is an all-volunteer theatre company that brings Shakespeare’s works to Seoul audiences in English, with Korean subtitles. We have existed since 2010, and have put on fully-staged productions since 2011. We typically produce one major show per year in Korea's theatre district of Daehangno, with smaller fundraising events throughout the year, as well as acting workshops that are open to the community.


We serve three main populations in Korea: 

1) Korean audience members (including students) who would like to see Shakespeare performed in the original language, 

2) English-speaking audience members who would like to see theatre performed in a language they understand, and 

3) English-speakers (both foreign and Korean) who want to participate in making theatre. 


By being an all-volunteer company, we are able to allow people of all nationalities to participate freely in the creation of theatre. At the same time, we aim to put on productions that are professional in quality, so that we are worth the time and effort of people who are serious about a future career in the theatre. Some of our past company members are now pursuing a professional career in theatre in other countries, and one of our core purposes is to provide an opportunity for English-speaking theatre people living in Korea to continue to develop their craft, while also contributing positively to Korean society.

Visit and "Like" our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with us!

Join our mailing list to receive announcements directly to your email address: http://eepurl.com/bQZM9v

Recent Announcements:

The Winter's Tale

We are happy to announce that our next production will be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays: the tragi-comedy and late romance play The Winter’s Tale—a story of jealousy, loss, redemption, forgiveness, and reunion, directed by Michael Downey.

Performances: April 15-30 (weekends only) at Theater Egg and Nucleus


For updates, you can keep checking our website (http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/seoulshakespeare/?fref=ts), or join our email list (http://seoulshakespearecompany.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a461df5063e6fa802c076171c&id=1531514677) to get updates sent directly to your email address.

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KBS World Radio Interview

Our Artistic Director, Lauren Ash-Morgan, and director of Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter's Tale, Michael Downey, recently did an interview on KBS World Radio's program "Touch Base in Seoul"!  Listen to the interview here (click on the audio icon next to the title): http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5364


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The Winter’s Tale has been cast! 


Archidamus/Autolycus: Charles Jeong

Camillo: Josh Kroot

Leontes: Jamie Horan

Polixenes: Jeffrey Wagner

Hermione: Hana Kelly

Antigonus/Third Lord: John Michaels

First Lord/Jailer/Shepherd: Jason Cutler

Second Lord/Florizel: David Choi

Mamillius/Perdita: Kim Hyman

Emilia: Sarah McRoberts

Second Lady/Mopsa: Min Young

Third Lady: Hye Bin Lee

Paulina/Time: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Dion/Clown: Alameen

Cleomenes/Mariner/Bohemian: Lorne Oliver

Officer/Dorcas: Toni Timmins

Bohemian Servant: Sophia Shin


A sincere thank you to everyone who auditioned!




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Global Shakespeare Map

Seoul Shakespeare Company has been added to Expediablog’s global Shakespeare map! To find us, go to http://expediablog.co.uk/shakespeare/ , then click on “His Legacy.” Click on the feather over South Korea. (We are currently the only Shakespeare group in all of Asia listed there.)

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Titus Andronicus Full Video

 The video of our 2015 production, Titus Andronicus, is now on Youtube!  You can watch it in full HD quality here:


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(For our archive of past announcements, see the blog page on this site.)

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Seoul Shakespeare Company is proud to be a member of The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). For more information visit www.stahome.org.


STA was established to provide a forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership for theatres primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare; to discuss issues and methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions and training.




A Look at Our Past Productions:
(See our photo gallery for more)

Much Ado About Nothing, 2016
Directed by Michael Downey
Produced by Lauren Ash-Morgan
Photography by Robert Michael Evans

Titus Andronicus, 2015
Directed by Raymond Salcedo
Produced by Lauren Ash-Morgan
Photography by Jorge Toro, My Seoul Photography

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2014
Directed by Raymond Salcedo
Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Robert Michael Evans

Hamlet, 2013
Directed by Jessica Adel
Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Jorge Toro, My Seoul Photography

The Tempest, 2012
Directed and Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Matt Bedford Photography

Macbeth, 2011
Directed and Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Michele Farley and Ben Olthafer
(Plus film stills)