Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Award-winning 1623 theatre company return to their home county of Derbyshire to perform a unique interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

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The Gothic Warehouse at Cromford Mill will be the backdrop for turmoil and tragedy as 1623 bring to life the tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet ... with a twist!

1623 artistic director and producer Ben Spiller said: “Our version of Romeo and Juliet is an hour-long whirlwind romance, with a few surprises along the way. We’re delighted to be performing at Cromford Mill, a beautiful setting for a beautiful play.”

After they began performing in 2005 at BBC Gardeners' World Live in front of 10,000 people including The Prince of Wales, 1623 have grown from strength to strength performing all over the UK including Poole’s Cavern, the Glastonbury Festival and the National Theatre.

Their mission to “see Shakespeare differently” has delighted, surprised and inspired audiences from all walks of life, and now you can experience their exciting approach to Shakespeare too!

Join Shakespeare himself on the evening of Saturday 4 August to find out why his 16th-century romance has stood the test of time.  Whether you’re studying the text, a Shakespeare fanatic or merely a hopeless romantic, this piece has something for everyone.

At only £20, tickets include the 60-minute performance at 7.30pm with a glass of wine and delicious 2-course dinner at 6.30pm or 8.30pm.  Alternatively, £15 tickets are available for the performance and a glass of wine.

To book tickets, call 01629 825995 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Booking is essential, as tickets are strictly limited. Menu is available on request.


Notes to editors

For more information, contact Ben Spiller, 1623 artistic director and producer, on 07867 996959 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More information on Romeo and Juliet at Cromford Mill can be found on the Derwent Valley Mills website


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