Thursday, 7 January 2016

We mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016 with an exciting new programme of performances, workshops and events that explore his legacy in our world today.

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1623 and the Story Museum present
Discovering Illyria
FAMILY WORKSHOPS
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Will Shakespeare © 1623Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January 2016 
2-4pm at the Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

A participatory workshop for families

"What country, friends, is this?"
: Viola, Twelfth Night

Will Shakespeare needs your help. His new play Twelfth Night will be performed soon, but the designer doesn't know where to start. Where on earth is the land of Illyria? What does it look like? Who lives there? And why is everything topsy-turvy?

Take part in lively drama games and exciting craft activities in this fun participatory event for everyone including young people and families.

1623 and Deda present
Shakespeare's Mind
DISCUSSION ON KING LEONTES
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Leontes in The Winter's Tale © 1623Thursday 14 January 2016 
6-8pm at CUBE Cafe, Deda, Derby DE1 3GU

A participatory discussion for everyone 

"My heart dances, but not for joy"
: Leontes, The Winter's Tale

Explore the mind of Leontes in The Winter's Tale by reading and discussing his scenes in Shakespeare's play.

Shakespeare's Mind is a series of public discussions that consider mental health issues at work in a range of Shakespeare's characters.

BOOKING DETAILS
: No need to book
: Just turn up at Deda's CUBE Cafe
Click here for the Deda website

MORE
Visit the website of Mind, the mental health charity
Read The Winter's Tale online
Listen to a radio production of The Winter's Tale

Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group


1623 and QUAD present
Digital Shakespeare
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS 
#1623learning
  

Digital Shakespeare © 1623Available throughout the year
QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS

Workshops for all Key Stages and post-16 education

"The brightest heaven of invention"
: Henry V

Bring your class over to QUAD to take part in a fun interactive workshop that brings together energetic live performance and dazzling digital art.

You and your class with will work with an actor from 1623, QUAD’s award-winning resident theatre company, and a digital artist to explore a scene from a Shakespeare play, create digital scenery inspired by the scene and perform it in the digital environment that you have created.

BOOKING DETAILS 
: Workshops start at £250
: Contact Jamie Brown, 1623 learning coordinator, on 01332 285434 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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: Watch a video of a recent workshop
: Discover our learning programme


1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON MEASURE FOR MEASURE
#1623participation  

Friday 29th January 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?"
: Angelo

Explore the plot, characters and themes of Measure for Measure - Shakespeare's passionate exploration of vice and virtue - through activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch. 

Shakespeare Night is for everyone, from absolute beginners to seasoned Shakespeareans, from actors and students to artists and theatre-goers, from young people and families to amateur theatre-makers. Workshops are monthly and we look at a different Shakespeare play each time. Click here for the full Shakespeare Night programme.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

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Read Measure for Measure online
Listen to a radio production of the play
Check out the monthly programme of Shakespeare Night workshops

 

1623 and QUAD present
Animating Shakespeare
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
#1623learning
  

Animating Shakespeare © 1623Available throughout the year
QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS

Workshops for all Key Stages and post-16 education

"O, brave new world!"
: The Tempest

Excite your class with Shakespeare by combining energetic drama with fun animation.

Animating Shakespeare consists of two related half-day workshops run by QUAD and 1623 theatre company

Workshop 1 : DRAMA AND STORYBOARDING (2.5 hours at school/college or QUAD). Theatre games and activities based on a Shakespeare play of your choice facilitated by 1623 to explore the play’s plot, language, characters and themes; by the end of the workshop your class will produce some basic storyboard ideas to tell the story of the play, or part of it, or a new story inspired by it, to use in the next workshop

Workshop 2 : ANIMATION AND SCREENING (2.5 hours at QUAD). Reviewing storyboards from the first workshop before transforming them into short animations with a QUAD associate artist by creating characters and backdrops to set the scene before using simple animation techniques; all animations will be screened at the end of the workshop and sent to you via web transfer after the workshop

BOOKING DETAILS 
: Workshops start at £350 (i.e. for both sessions)
: Contact Jamie Brown, 1623 learning coordinator, on 01332 285434 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Watch animations from recent workshops
Discover our learning programme

 

1623 and Royal & Derngate Theatres present
Ophelia's Garden
YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTION
#1623training
 
 

Ophelia's Garden © 1623Saturdays 13 and 20 February 2016 
5.30-6pm at the Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP  

A new production with R&D Young Company 

"My father is my lord, my life, my keeper"
: Patriarchal Oath

In the not-too-distant future, the government revives an old law that makes young people the legal property of their fathers. 

Ophelia is banned from going out with Hamlet. So she invites her friends - also in relationships forbidden by their fathers - to declare their love in a peaceful protest among the flowers and herbs of her garden. But will it make a difference?

BOOKING DETAILS
: £5 per person
: £3 per person if booked with a matinee ticket for The Herbal Bed (click here for details)
: Call Royal & Derngate on 01604 624811
Click here to book online

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1623 and Deda present
Shakespeare's Mind
DISCUSSION ON HAMLET
#1623participation  

Hamlet © 1623Wednesday 17 February 2016 
6-8pm at CUBE Cafe, Deda, Derby DE1 3GU

A participatory discussion for everyone 

"My wit's diseased"
Hamlet

Explore the mind of Hamlet by reading and discussing his speeches and scenes in Shakespeare's play.

Shakespeare's Mind is a series of public discussions that consider mental health issues at work in a range of Shakespeare's characters.

BOOKING DETAILS
: No need to book
: Just turn up at Deda's CUBE Cafe
Click here for the Deda website

MORE
Visit the website of Mind, the mental health charity
Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

 

1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
#1623participation   

Friday 26 February 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably"
: Benedick to Beatrice

Explore the plot, characters and themes of Much Ado About Nothing - one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies - through activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch. 

Shakespeare Night is for everyone, from absolute beginners to seasoned Shakespeareans, from actors and students to artists and theatre-goers, from young people and families to amateur theatre-makers. Workshops are monthly and we look at a different Shakespeare play each time. Click here for the full Shakespeare Night programme.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Flick through our Much Ado About Nothing booklet
Read the play online with the Folger Library
Listen to a radio production of the play
Check out the monthly programme of Shakespeare Night workshops

 

1623 and University of Nottingham present
Same Love Shakespeare
LGBTQ WORKSHOP
#1623participation   

Same Love Shakespeare © 1623Wednesday 2 March 2016 
7-9pm at University of Nottingham (venue to be confirmed)

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"Stony limits cannot hold love out"
: Romeo

Try on a costume, pick up a script and act out love scenes with 1623 theatre company, which is all about seeing Shakespeare differently.

Same Love Shakespeare is an LGBTQ workshop to celebrate the diversity of love in a range of Shakespeare's plays in a safe and welcoming environment.

BOOKING DETAILS
: No need to book
: Just turn up 

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1623, University of Leicester and The Lost Boys present
Richard III Does Battle
WORKSHOPS AT BOSWORTH BATTLEFIELD
#1623learning  

Richard III Does Battle © 1623Thursday 3 March 2016 
All day at Bosworth Battlefield

A pair of workshops that explore verbal and physical combat

"Fight, gentlemen of England; fight, bold yeomen!"
: Richard III

We head to the historical site of the Battle of Bosworth to workshop the battle speeches in Shakespeare's Richard III with first-year undergraduates from the University of Leicester.

Following our workshop, the students will learn an armed combat sequence with The Lost Boys, before performing their speeches and the battle on Bosworth Field, where Richard III was killed by the Earl of Richmond in 1485.

BOOKING DETAILS
: This is not a public event

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1623, British Council and Barefeet Theatre present
A Zambian Night's Dream
WORKSHOPS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
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Theatre Workshop © Barefeet TheatreWednesday 9 to Friday 18 March 2016 
Daily with Barefeet Theatre in Lusaka, Zambia

A series of workshops with former street children 

"I have had a most rare vision, I have had a dream"
: Bottom

We join Barefeet Theatre, one of Zambia's most vibrant and exciting theatre companies, as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death

Our artistic director Ben Spiller works with Barefeet's resident director Taonga Tembo and a fantastic group of young actors to explore A Midsummer Night's Dream through voice, movement, acrobatics and dance in a series of workshops. Barefeet will then go on to rehearse their production for performance in April.

BOOKING DETAILS
: This is not a public event

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1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON CORIOLANUS

#1623participation
 
  

Friday 18 March 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"Look upon the wounds his body bears"
: Menenius Agrippa

Explore the plot, characters and themes of Coriolanus - one of Shakespeare's most political plays - through activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch. 

Shakespeare Night is for everyone, from absolute beginners to seasoned Shakespeareans, from actors and students to artists and theatre-goers, from young people and families to amateur theatre-makers. Workshops are monthly and we look at a different Shakespeare play each time. 

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Read Coriolanus online with the Folger Library
Listen to a radio production of the play
Check out the monthly programme of Shakespeare Night workshops

 

1623 and The British Council present
Twelfth Night in Botswana
WORKSHOPS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
#1623learning   

Theatre Workshop © Maitisong FestivalSunday 20 to Thursday 24 March 2016 
Daily in secondary schools across Botswana

A series of workshops with students and teachers 

"If music be the food of love, play on"
: Orsino

We join students and teachers to explore Twelfth Night, as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death

Our artistic director Ben Spiller runs theatre workshops in several schools across Botswana to bring Twelfth Night to life through fun drama games and activities

BOOKING DETAILS
: This is not a public event

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Check us out on Instagram 
Watch us on YouTube 

 

1623 and Derby Museums present
Shakespeare Week
PRIMARY-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
#1623learning
  

Wright's Tempest © Derby MuseumsMonday 14 to Friday 18 March 2016 
Joseph Wright Gallery, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby DE1 1BS

Workshops for Key Stage 2

"Thought is free"
: The Tempest

Take a close look at Joseph Wright's painting of a scene from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Who's in it? Where are they? What's happening? And why?

A new workshop that brings together art, literature and drama to tell new stories - inspired by Shakespeare and Wright - through voice and movement. Workshop leads to an afternoon performance in the Joseph Wright Gallery for the participants' families.

 

1623 and QUAD present
Cinematic Shakespeare 
FILM COURSE ON THE TRAGEDIES
#1623learning  

Cinematic Shakespeare © 1623Wednesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 April and 4 May 2016
7-9pm at QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

Wednesday 11 May 2016
6.30-8.30pm at QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS

An exciting new film course for everyone 

"Look here upon this picture!"
: Hamlet

Over this six-week course, you’ll explore a range of Shakespeare’s tragic plays, watch clips from films based on them, discuss how directors interpret them for diverse audiences and watch a screening of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann.

What better way is there to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death than delve into his tragedies and consider his phenomenal legacy on screen?

COURSE SCHEDULE
: 6 April, 7-9pm - Titus Andronicus and Julius Caesar 
: 13 April, 7-9pm - Hamlet
: 20 April, 7-9pm - Macbeth
: 27 April, 7-9pm  Othello
: 4 May, 7-9pm - King Lear
: 11 May, 6.30-8.30pm - Screening of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann and introduced by 1623 artistic director Ben Spiller

BOOKING DETAILS
: £45, £43 concessions, £41 QUAD members
: QUAD box office 01332 290606
Book on the QUAD website 

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Cinematic Shakespeare is supported by
BFI

 

1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
#1623participation  

Friday 15 April 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"
: Countess of Roussillon

Explore the plot, characters and themes of All's Well That Ends Well - one of Shakespeare's most bittersweet plays - through activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch.  

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

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Read All's Well That Ends Well online with the Folger Library
Listen to a radio production of the play
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group


1623 and Sheffield Libraries & Museums present
Hamlet Off The Wall
PROMENADE THEATRE PRODUCTION
#1623performance  

Man With A Skull by Anonymous © Sheffield MuseumsFriday 22 April 2016
8-9pm at Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ

Saturday 23 April 2016
6-7pm, 8-9pm and 10-11pm at Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ

A brand-new show based on Hamlet

"Alas, poor Yorick; I knew him"
: Hamlet

We take you on a special journey of love and grief this April to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

Weaving together Shakespearean text and new writing to bring the painting Man With A Skull to life, this intimate and unusual performance in the stunning Graves Art Gallery promises to be something special.

50-minute performance, followed by a 10-minute discussion.

BOOKING DETAILS
: £12 per person
: Book tickets on 0114 278 2655 
Click here to book online

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1623 and SHOW ME PICTURES present
Still Cursing
EVOLVING PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

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Thy friends suspect for traitors © Alan EglintonContemporary photography inspired by Shakespeare

"Cursed be he that moves my bones"
: Shakespeare 

While Shakespeare had nothing to do with the publication of his plays, he made sure that he left us with his epitaph, which ends with the threat of a curse.

He refers to cursing almost 200 times in his complete works. So you could say that he was cursing throughout his career and he still does so 400 years after his death.

Here lies the inspiration for Still Cursing, a series of three photobooks produced by the end of 2016, the year that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the introduction to the world of his final curse.

MORE
: Discover how Still Cursing is developing
: Check out some of the Still Cursing photos
Visit the SHOW ME PICTURES website 

 

1623 and Derby Comedy Festival present
Shakespeare and Comedy

PUBLIC WORKSHOP 
#1623participation  

Shakespeare and Comedy © 1623Wednesday 4 May 2016
6.30-8.30pm at Guildhall Clubrooms, Derby DE1 3AE

A workshop on Shakespeare's funny bits

"Let's be red with mirth!"
: The Winter's Tale

Join award-winning 1623 theatre company to explore methods and techniques used within Shakespeare's comedy plays, which have now been entertaining audiences for more than 400 years.

1623 associate artist Nathan Masterson - who has performed in many Shakespearean comedies including As You Like ItA Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest - will lead this practical workshop, which gives participants the opportunity to step into the shoes of some of Shakespeare's best-loved comic characters and experiment with ways of releasing their comic potential for a modern audience.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities.

BOOKING DETAILS
: £4.50 per person
: Book tickets on 01332 255800
Click here to book online

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1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON HAMLET
#1623participation  

Friday 13 May 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance"
: Ophelia

Explore the plot, characters and themes of Hamlet - possibly the most famous play in the world - through activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch.  

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Read Hamlet online with the Folger Library
Radio production of the play coming soon
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

 

1623 and Sherwood Storytelling Club present  
Shakespeare's Folktales
STORYTELLING AND SHAKESPEARE

#1623performance

Shakespeare's Folktales © 1623Monday 16 May 2016
7.30-9.30pm at The Third Stage, Theatre Royal, Nottingham NG1 5ND

A fun evening of storytelling and performance

"Now, forward with your tale!"
: The Tempest

Meet a fantastic trio of exciting storytellers, who share a collection of folk tales that inspired Shakespeare's plays.

George Bassett : Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew
Sally Quilter : King Lear and Hamlet
Amanda Smith : The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream

The playwright himself joins Amanda as co-host for the evening, when he and 1623 associate artist Kat Glenn perform scenes from the plays that are based on the tales told by George, Sally and Amanda. A unique event not to be missed.

BOOKING DETAILS
: £7 per person
: Book tickets on 0115 989 5555
Click here to book online

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Sherwood Storytelling Club website 

 

1623 and Steps for the Future present  
Much Ado About Steps
PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE

#1623participation

Steps for the Future © 1623

Saturday 18 June 2016 
2pm and 6.30pm at Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU

An energetic new 15-minute show as part of Steptacular

"A star danced and under that was I born"
: Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing

Following Macbeth last year, we're delighted to be teaming up again with Steps For The Future, a fantastic performing arts academy for adults with learning differences, to bring you a brilliant new adaptation of another Shakespeare play.

Steps will invite you into the show and take you through the twists and turns of Shakespeare's play. There will be audience participation, too, of course. This is Shakespeare as you've never seen it before, the Steps way! Part of Steptacular, which also features music, singing and dance.

Much Ado About Steps is directed by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets for Steptacular are available from Deda on 01332 370911

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1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
#1623participation  

Friday 24 June 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"The course of true love never did run smooth"
: Lysander

Explore the plot, characters and themes of A Midsummer Night's Dream - probably Shakespeare's best-loved comedy play - through activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch.  

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Read A Midsummer Night's Dream online with the Folger Library
Listen to a radio production of the play
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

 

1623 and Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site present
Pyramus and Thisbe
WORKSHOP AND PROMENADE PERFORMANCES
#1623participation  

Pyramus © 1623Tuesday 19 July 2016 
1-3pm (workshop) at Strutt's North Mill, Belper DE56 1YD
4-4.30pm and 6-6.30pm (performances) starting at Strutt's Mill and moving through Belper River Gardens

A participatory workshop and public performances

"This green plot shall be our stage"
: A Midsummer Night's Dream

THE WORKSHOP - 1-3pm
Join Peter Quince's theatrical troupe as he rehearses his tragic new play about forbidden lovers, Pyramus and Thisbe. You'll be cast in a part or given a costume to make as North Mill basement turns into a hive of theatrical activity. Just two hours to get the show ready for performance?

THE PERFORMANCES - 4-4.30pm and 6-6.30pm
Be prepared for an hilarious take on the ancient love story of Pyramus and Thisbe, as told by Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and performed by people from Belper and the local area. The performers have had just two hours to get the show ready for you. What would possibly go wrong?!

The promenade performances start at North Mill and move on through Belper River Gardens. 

BOOKING DETAILS
: No charge and free refreshments for workshop participants
: Tickets £4 adults, £2 children to watch one of the performances
: Call 01773 880474 to book your workshop place or performance ticket

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Read A Midsummer Night's Dream online with the Folger Library
Listen to a radio production of the play 
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

 

1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
#1623participation  

Friday 29 July 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"We have some salt of our youth in us"
: Shallow

Explore the plot, characters and themes of The Merry Wives of Windsor  Shakespeare's class-conscious farce - through activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch.  

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Read The Merry Wives of Windsor online with the Folger Library
: Listen to a radio production of the play

: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group


 

1623 and James Varney present

Macbrew
PREVIEW SHOW 

Macbrew © 1623Friday 12 August 2016
4.45pm to 5.30pm at Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU

Family show in English and BSL

"Double, double, toil and trouble!"
: Weird Sisters

Pamela, Judye and Elizabeth are searching for Shakespeare's living heir and the only way to do that is to conjure up his spirit using a spell from one of his plays. Of course.

Join us for a cup of tea and some witchy goings-on in this new take on the weird sisters of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Free to take part
: No tickets, just turn up 

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Macbrew is supported by
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1623 and Deda Producing present
Shakespeare Saturday
OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES

#1623performance 

Shakespeare Saturday © 1623Saturday 13 August 2016
11.40am-12.10pm and 1.40-2.10pm at the Waterfall on the Market Place, Derby DE1 3PW

Shakespeare wanders into Derby city centre

"Cry it about the streets!"
: Julius Caesar

Head to the market place as Will Shakespeare introduces scenes from his plays

Put down your shopping to meet the playwright himself along with a whole host of larger-than-life characters from his plays!

BOOKING DETAILS
: Free to take part
: No tickets, just turn up 

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1623 and QUAD present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
#1623participation  

Troilus and Cressida © 1623Thursday 18 August 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"I love you now; but not, 'til now, so much"
: Cressida

Explore the plot, characters and themes of Troilus and Cressida  Shakespeare's cynical take on romantic love - through activities run by amazing Manchester-based video jockey Conan the Librarian.  

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call QUAD on 01332 290606
Book online or drop by QUAD box office 

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Explore our digital production of Troilus and Cressida 
Read the play online with the Folger Library
: Listen to a radio production of the play 

: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

 

1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON KING LEAR
#1623participation  

Thursday 29 September 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"Let me not be mad"
: Lear

Explore the plot, characters and themes of King Lear with 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch, who will guide you through 1623's recent work on the play in the context of dementia issues

Click here to find out all about Lear/Cordelia, our exciting new double-bill that brings together Shakespeare and new writing to explore the impact of dementia on family life today

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

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Find out about Lear/Cordelia, our new show based on King Lear
Read King Lear online with the Folger Shakespeare Library
Listen to a radio production of King Lear 
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group


1623 and QUAD present
Shakespeare Masterclass
ACTING ON STAGE AND SCREEN

#1623training

Shakespeare Masterclass © 1623Friday 21 October 2016
10am to 5pm at QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS 

Intensive one-day course for actors

"Suit the action to the word"
: Hamlet

Join Ben Spiller, artistic director of award-winning 1623 theatre company, and 1623 associate artists to bring Shakespeare's plays to life on stage and screen 400 years after his death.

You will develop the skills needed to perform Shakespeare for theatre, film, TV and online audiences. We will look closely at a selection of Shakespeare's texts for vocal and physical clues in soliloquies, monologues, duologues and scenes before trying out ways of putting them into practice. The focus of the masterclass will be on the major differences between acting Shakespeare for stage and screen.

This masterclass is for actors at all stages of their careers, as well as students of drama, theatre, film and media.  Please wear loose clothing and trainers. Come with an open mind and lots of energy.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £50 full price and £40 concessions
: Call QUAD on 01332 290606 to book
: Click here to book online

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1623 theatre company presents
Lear/Cordelia
PILOT PRODUCTION
#1623performance
 
 

Lear/Cordelia © PictographikFriday 14 October (8pm) and Saturday 15 October (2.30pm and 7.30pm) 2016 at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester LE1 7HA  

Friday 18 November (8pm) and Saturday 19 November (2pm and 8pm) 2016 at Derby Theatre Studio, Derby DE1 2NF

A double-bill of Shakespeare and new writing

"We two alone will sing like birds in a cage"
: Lear

Lear has dementia. His children never visit him. He forbids it, ever since they betrayed him and he disowned them many years ago. So what happens when Cordelia - his youngest, whose betrayal was the greatest - knocks on his door? Why has she come back? What's her story? And is there any chance of reconciliation?

Lear/Cordelia is an experimental double-bill: a radical reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear followed by Cordelia, a new play from the perspective of Lear's youngest daughter.

Digital projection-mapping combines with Shakespeare and new writing to open up the emotional landscapes of a man with dementia and the woman who tries to reconnect with him.

Lear/Cordelia pilot production is based on our research-and-development project that explored King Lear in the context of dementia through participatory research. 

CAST
Victoria Brazier Regan
David Henry Lear
Samantha Hopkins Goneril 
Gemma Paige North Cordelia

CREATIVES
: Farrah Chaudhry Cordelia playwright
: Eleanor Field set and costume 
: Louie Ingham Cordelia director
: Christopher Lydon sound and music
: Darius Powell digital artist
: Ben Spiller Lear dramaturg and director 

Lear's Memory Box © PictographikDEMENTIA-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES
Attenborough Arts Centre on Saturday 15 October at 2.30pm
: Derby Theatre Studio on Saturday 19 November at 2pm
These performances are tailored for people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends. Audiences have the opportunity to meet the cast before the show. Auditorium doors are open and houselights are on throughout the performance. The cast and creative team are around for a chat after the show.

BSL-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
: Attenborough Arts Centre on Friday 14 October 2016 at 8pm
: Derby Theatre on Friday 18 November 2016 at 8pm

ONLINE PERFORMANCE WITH PILOT THEATRE
: Streamed live from Attenborough Arts Centre on Friday 14 October 2016 at 8pm

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS
: Attenborough Arts Centre on Friday 14 October 2016 at 8pm
: Derby Theatre on Friday 18 November 2016 at 8pm 

Digital Shakespeare © PictographikPARTICIPATION AND LEARNING WORKSHOPS
Lear's Memory Box sessions for people living with dementia click here for details
Digital Shakespeare workshops for schools, colleges and youth theatres click here for details

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES
: Attenborough Arts Centre performances - for tickets, call Box Office on 0116 252 2455 or click here to book online
: Derby Theatre Studio performances - for tickets, call Box Office on 01332 593939 or click here to book online
Lear's Memory Box sessions - to enquire, call Shane Lynch on 01332 285434 or
 click here to email Shane directly
: Digital Shakespeare workshops  - to enquire, call Jamie Brown on 01332 285434 or click here to email Jamie directly

 

1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON THE TEMPEST
#1623participation  

Thursday 27 October 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"The isle is full of noises"
: Caliban

Explore the plot, characters and themes of The Tempest  Shakespeare's meditation on revenge, forgiveness and reunion - in activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch and drumming with Pritam Singh from Surtal Asian Arts.  

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Read the play online with the Folger Library
: Radio production of the play coming soon
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

 

1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON OTHELLO
#1623participation  

Othello © 1623Thursday 24 November 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"O beware, my lord, of jealousy"
: Iago

Explore the plot, characters and themes of Othello  Shakespeare's passionate exploration of jealousy - in activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch 

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Read the play online with the Folger Library
: Radio production of the play coming soon
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

 

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