Lear/Cordelia

Book your tickets now for our major new production Lear/Cordelia, which explores dementia through Shakespeare, new writing and projection mapping

What's coming up?

Find out the details of our upcoming programme of performances and workshops, all with Shakespeare at their heart

Shakespeare Night

Take part in our series of monthly workshops that explore Shakespeare's plays through a range of fun activities

Still Cursing

Get involved in our contemporary photography project with SHOW ME PICTURES that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Video diary from Africa

Catch up on our artistic director's recent adventures in Zambia and Botswana as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project

1623 is 10

Take a look at some of the highlights from our first ten years of performances and workshops to inspire, surprise and affect people with Shakespeare

  • Lear/Cordelia

  • What's coming up?

  • Shakespeare Night

  • Still Cursing

  • Video diary from Africa

  • 1623 is 10

1623 theatre company

We aspire to change people's lives through Shakespeare

Our mission is to explore our common humanity in response to the work of Shakespeare and the world around us

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News from 1623

1623 is delighted to announce the cast of Lear/Cordelia, which includes RSC and National Theatre veteran David Henry and Shameless actor Gemma Paige North.

PRESS RELEASE: Cast announced for Shakespeare-inspired production based on dementia research

Our artistic director Ben reflects on being a guest artist at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project.

Ben returns revived from Oregon Shakespeare Festival

We've joined up with SHOW ME PICTURES to invite you to take part in the third and final stage of Still Cursing, which brings together Shakespeare and contemporary photography.

Photo callout for Still Cursing Volume III

We worked with Belper North Mill and the Friends of the River Gardens on a sunny new participatory project earlier this week.

Pyramus and Thisbe in the Belper sunshine

Work experience student Georgia Cowans interviews Shane Lynch to find out what it's like to be 1623's participation coordinator.

Georgia gets to know Shane

  • PRESS RELEASE: Cast announced for Shakespeare-inspired production based on dementia research

    Friday, 19 August 2016 14:05
  • Ben returns revived from Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    Saturday, 06 August 2016 13:03
  • Photo callout for Still Cursing Volume III

    Monday, 25 July 2016 17:29
  • Pyramus and Thisbe in the Belper sunshine

    Friday, 22 July 2016 09:53
  • Georgia gets to know Shane

    Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:59

#1623is10

We're 10 this year.

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.

youtube.com/1623theatre

Book tickets

Lear/Cordelia

Lear/Cordelia pilot production

LEICESTER Attenborough Arts Centre
Friday 14 October, 8pm*
Saturday 15 October, 2.30pm** and 7.30pm
£10 / £7
attenborougharts.com
0116 252 2455

DERBY Derby Theatre Studio
Friday 18 November, 8pm*
Saturday 19 November, 2pm** and 8pm
£10 / £8
derbytheatre.co.uk
01332 59 39 39

* BSL-interpreted performance
** Dementia-friendly performance

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