1623 News

Sunday, 20 December 2009

We performed some special festive Shakespeare earlier today at Boo, a fairtrade shop on Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter of Derby.  Titania the fairy queen (played by Elizabeth Rose) fell in love with Bottom the weaver (played by Ben Adams), who was turning into a donkey while a group of bemused Christmas shoppers looked on. Two performances took place both in, and in front of, the shop window to provide some alternative entertainment for shoppers on a cold wintry day. Bottom and Titania at Christmas was part of the pilot event for Derby Arts Fringe, which is finding ways of bringing art to the windows of both trading and empty shops throughout the city centre.  Photographs of our performances - taken by Mark Tunstall - can be found at

Monday, 12 October 2009

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Romeo had called in help when he first found Juliet in the tomb?  Or if Ophelia had been dragged out of the stream and given the kiss of life?

Find out when a team of St John Ambulance volunteers saves the Shakespearean Day by intervening in 1623 theatre company’s performances of emergency scenes from a number of Shakespeare’s plays.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Joseph Wright's magnificent painting of Shakespeare's tragic young lovers Romeo and Juliet will be brought vividly to life by five-star 1623 theatre company from September 1st to 3rd.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Five-star 1623 theatre company will be in Kent on August 1, when they perform Shakespeare's Leading Lady, a brand-new play celebrating the life and work of Ellen Terry, the brightest star of the Victorian Theatre.

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