Lear/Cordelia livestream


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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Find out more about Lear/Cordelia at 1623theatre.co.uk/learcordelia


News from 1623

1623 is inviting people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends to a dementia-friendly performance of Lear/Cordelia and to take part in workshops based on the production.

PRESS RELEASE: Shakespeare gets dementia-friendly in new performance and workshops

Birmingham REP Foundry graduate Farrah Chaudhry offers an insight into the process of writing Cordelia, half of our double-bill Lear/Cordelia that brings together Shakespeare and new writing.

Farrah gives Cordelia a voice

Sam Thorogood graduated from the University of Warwick this summer. He joins us as production assistant for Lear/Cordelia and shares his thoughts here on the process of producing a show.

Sam's reflections on Lear/Cordelia

Kate Wood, a theatre graduate from the University of Derby, is assistant director on our major new production Lear/Cordelia. This is her rehearsal diary.

Kate's Lear/Cordelia rehearsal blog

We're delighted to announce that the teaser trailer for Lear/Cordelia - our major new production that explores dementia through Shakespeare and new writing - has been released.

Lear/Cordelia teaser trailer is released

  • PRESS RELEASE: Shakespeare gets dementia-friendly in new performance and workshops

    Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:59
  • Farrah gives Cordelia a voice

    Tuesday, 08 November 2016 11:46
  • Sam's reflections on Lear/Cordelia

    Saturday, 29 October 2016 00:00
  • Kate's Lear/Cordelia rehearsal blog

    Thursday, 06 October 2016 00:00
  • Lear/Cordelia teaser trailer is released

    Friday, 30 September 2016 19:01


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.


Book tickets


Lear/Cordelia pilot production

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

* BSL-interpreted performance
** Dementia-friendly performance

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