Emily Carding is an experienced Shakespearean actor, having appeared in versions of over twenty of Shakespeare’s plays, both on stage and screen. They hold a BA (hons) in Theatre Arts from Bretton Hall and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter. Emily has, together with independent theatre company Brite Theater, created a number of challenging and innovative shows including Hamlet (an experience) and Richard III (A One Woman Show) both of which have won awards and rave reviews internationally. Both adaptations use the audience as characters within the play and create a truly immersive experience with very little other than actor, text, space and audience. Emily is also an accomplished screen actor, and played opposite Martin Freeman in the British horror movie hit, Ghost Stories.
In 2018 Emily was commissioned by London Science Museum to create a solo theatre piece inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Quintessence imagines a future where humanity has become extinct and must be recreated by an AI, using Shakespeare as a guide to the human spirit. This won the outstanding theatre award at Brighton Fringe in 2019. They are hoping to develop this piece further for digital media.
Emily is also a published creator of a number of highly popular Tarot decks including The Transparent Tarot and Tarot of the Sidhe, and author of esoteric works, including Faery Craft,(Llewellyn 2012) with So Potent Art: The Magic of Shakespeare due for release in July 2021 and Seeking Faery due out in early 2022.
What's Emily Carding up to right now? Here's their latest news...to keep up with everything, (there's a lot) follow them on social media!
After a successful return to Brighton Fringe, Emily's award-winning sci-fi solo show Quintessence is seeking venues for an Autumn tour. More news here as venues are confirmed. If you are an interested venue, please use the contact form!
Meanwhile Quintessence will be performed for ONE NIGHT ONLY at Hastings Fringe. Book HERE!
Emily is extremely excited to be playing Jaques and Oliver in Open Bar Theatre's outdoor touring production of As You Like It this Summer! Dates across the South-East and London from July 26- September 16.
More info and booking here!
"'There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio...' and Emily Carding explains it all to you in this practical and informed new book. With a lovely wit and Shakespearean expertise, Carding shows how two seemingly unrelated subjects—magic and Shakespeare—are inextricably entwined and extraordinarily powerful."—Austin Tichenor, artistic director of the Reduced Shakespeare Company
Read more about Emily's latest book, due for release July 2021, and order here
Emily has run workshops and given talks on many subjects internationally, including Shakespeare, Tarot, Mythology, Alternative Spirituality and Folklore. Their most recent speaker event was the Hekate Symposium, where they explored the presence of the Goddess Hekate in Shakespeare's works. This was virtually attended by roughly 700 people around the world and was a huge success. More details here!
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