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The Team


Georgina Sherrington


Georgina Sherrington
Theatre Development Coordinator

Georgina graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University in 2008, her thesis focused on Elizabethan Stage History. At Princeton, Georgina worked as President of the Princeton Shakespeare Company for two years, producing two seasons of five shows. As a director Georgina has worked on several productions of Shakespeare's plays, including assisting Tracy Bersley's adaptation of A Winter's Tale for The Princeton University Theatre Department in 2008. Georgina is also a working actress and became a child star playing the lead in the long running television series Worst Witch and most recently played Desdemona for The Charlens Company in Los Angeles.

Robert J Williamson

Robert J Williamson
Artistic Director

Robert was born in Yorkshire, and trained at RADA, where he played Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost. He is the founder of the British Shakespeare Company, as well as the Edinburgh, Brighton, Holland Park, Birmingham, Leicester, Kew Gardens, Nottingham, Oxford and Leeds Shakespeare Festivals. After establishing his Company and becoming the most successful open-air producer of Shakespeare in the country, in 2003 he played both Touchstone in As You Like It and the title role in Hamlet, directing both shows.

Both productions transferred to the West End at the Holland Park Theatre, making Robert one of the only actor-managers in history to take a self-directed Hamlet into London’s West End.

His other Shakespearean actor-director credits include: title roles in Henry V and Macbeth, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Feste in Twelfth Night, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Orlando and Jacques in As You Like It, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For three successful years, Robert created and produced the Holland Park Shakespeare Festival in London's West End, and in 2006 the BSC became an international force in Shakespeare performance, as Robert took the Company to Norway to begin an annual festival at the billionaire philanthropist Petter Olsen's theatre on his estate in Ramme Gaard.

In 2007, Robert moved into film, beginning work on Sweet Swan of Avon, a major feature drama-documentary, in which he has directed and acted in a series of extracts from Shakespeare’s works. The film will receive a major international cinema release in 2010. In 2006 Robert's campaign for a National Shakespeare Day received huge press and cross-party support, and his idea for educational Shakespeare Packs has recently become government policy. Robert has dedicated his entire working life to both his Company and to the works of William Shakespeare. While he has lived in London for 18 years, he is now relocating himself and the BSC to his native Yorkshire, in order to dedicate his time to the construction of a replica of Shakespeare's Rose Theatre.