Wednesday, 17 October 2007

As part of the World Heritage Family Discovery Day this Saturday, 1623 theatre company will bring Shakespeare's spookier side vividly to life in two promenade performances through Derby Silk Mill.

Sinful ShaXXXpeare  is a unique collection of Shakespeare scenes to reflect the murkiness of autumn and the more sinister side of human nature ... and you thought Shakespeare was tasteful!

Hecat the Goddess of Witchcraft will guide her audiences through the Silk Mill on Saturday 20 October at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  Each performance runs for approximately 50 minutes.

This event is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Family Discovery Day.  Both performances are free, thanks to the support of Derby City Council.


Notes for editors

  • 1623 theatre company performs Shakespeare in non-traditional theatre spaces and heads Shakespeare learning projects
  • Past events have included the Glastonbury Festival, the Royal Shakespeare Company Fringe and BBC Gardeners' World Live
  • "Uplifting ... unusual and entertaining" - British Theatre Guide
  • A publicity image for Sinful ShaXXXpeare is available on request
  • Contact Ben Spiller on 07726 739284 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange press tickets
  • For more information on 1623, contact Ben or visit

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