Thursday, 11 October 2007

Derby-based 1623 theatre company are inviting audiences to join them for a walk round Derby city centre on Saturday October 13, when scenes from Shakespeare's plays will be performed in non-traditional theatre spaces free-of-charge for everyone.

The schedule of performances for "Shakes in the City" is as follows ...

11.00 am - The Taming of the Shrew in the centre of the market place, opposite the Guildhall Theatre

11.30 am - Romeo and Juliet on the ground floor of Waterstone's Bookshop on Babington Lane

12.00 pm - Hamlet on the steps of the council house on Corporation Street

1.30 pm - Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the waterfall on the market place opposite Walkabout

3.00 pm - Workshop for young people at Derby Central Library on The Strand

This event is part of Derby Festival of Words and is supported by Derby City Council.

Notes for editors

  • Derby-based 1623 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
  • For more information on 1623, visit or call Ben Spiller on 07726 628023

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