Friday, 14 September 2007

Lance the dog-loving tramp, Pompey Bum the seedy pimp, Audrey the lonely goat-herd and many more acts of quality and class will all appear in Stand-Up Shakespeare next Saturday in Church Broughton, Derbyshire.

This is Shakespeare meets Phoenix Nights with a unique combination of slapstick farce, sparkling wit, political satire and silly songs.  An experience not to be missed!

Following successful performances at Church Broughton in 2005 and 2006, Derby-based 1623 theatre company is delighted to have been invited back by the Village Hall and Playing Field Committee, this time for an evening of Shakespearean comedy.

The show will begin at 7.30pm in the village school hall on Saturday September 22.  Supper, which is included in the ticket price, will be served in the interval by Bacchus the God of Celebration, who also introduces the show.  Booking tickets on 01283 585354 is essential.

Stand-Up Shakespeare at Church Broughton has been made possible with funding from Derbyshire County Council, as part of an initiative to make the arts more accessible to rural communities.


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
  • A publicity image for Stand-Up Shakespeare is available on request
  • For more information on 1623, visit

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