Shakespeare Night © 1623

Shakespeare Night was a series of public workshops between 2013 and 2016, when people came together each month to take part in a range of activities based on one of Shakespeare's plays. 

The workshops took place at Derby Theatre and QUAD in 2015 and 2016, after an initial programme at QUAD in 2013 and 2014. The final session was at Derby Theatre in November 2016.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the workshops. Your support and creativity are truly appreciated. We will be announcing our new public participation programme shortly.
 

Past workshops

Othello
Thursday 24 November 2016 at Derby Theatre

"O beware, my lord, of jealousy"
: Iago

Activities included creating tableaux

: Photo album coming soon
Online playscript 
Radio production coming soon 
 

The Tempest
Thursday 27 October 2016 at Derby Theatre

"The isle is full of noises"
: Caliban

Activities included drumming and chanting

: Photo album coming soon
Online playscript 
Radio production coming soon
 

King Lear
Thursday 29 September 2016 at Derby Theatre

"Let me not be mad"
: Lear

Activities included discussing Lear/Cordelia

: Photo album coming soon
Online playscript 
Radio production
 

Troilus and Cressida
Thursday 18 August 2016 at QUAD

"I love you now; but not, 'til now, so much"
: Cressida

Activities included VJing (DJing with video clips)

: Workshop video
Online playscript 
Radio production
 

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Friday 29 July 2016 at Derby Theatre

"We have some salt of our youth in us"
: Shallow

Activities included playing deception games

: Photo album coming soon
: Online playscript 
Radio production  
 

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday 24 June 2016 at Derby Theatre

"The course of true love never did run smooth"
: Lysander

Activities included acting and yoga

Photo album 
: Online playscript 
Radio production
 

Hamlet
Friday 13 May 2016 at Derby Theatre

"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance"
: Ophelia

Activities included exploring mindfulness

Photo album 
: Online playscript 
Radio production 
 

All's Well That Ends Well
Friday 15 April 2016 at Derby Theatre

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"
: Countess of Roussillon

Activities included speaking nonsense

Photo album  
Online playscript 
: Radio production
 

Coriolanus
Friday 18 March 2016 at Derby Theatre

"Look upon the wounds his body bears"
: Menenius Agrippa

Activities included making wounds 

: Photo album 
Online playscript
Radio production
 

Much Ado About Nothing
Friday 26 February 2016 at Derby Theatre

"Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably"
: Benedick

Activities included speed-dating in disguise

Photo album
Online playscript
Radio production
 

Measure for Measure
Friday 29 January 2016 at Derby Theatre

"The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?"
: Angelo

Activities included turning imagery into actions

Photo album
: Online playscript
: Radio production
 

The Winter's Tale
Friday 18 December 2015 at Derby Theatre

"A sad tale's best for winter"
: Mamillius

Activities included taking part in festive games

: Photo album
Online playscript
Radio production
 

The Taming of the Shrew
Friday 20 November 2015 at Derby Theatre

"There's small choice in rotten apples"
: Hortensio

Activities included directing and acting scenes

Photo album
Online playscript
Radio production
 

Richard III
Friday 23 October 2015 at Derby Theatre

"Dogs bark at me as I halt by them"
: Richard III

Activities included adopting animal movements

Photo album
Online playscript
Radio production
 

The Comedy of Errors
Friday 21 August 2015 at Derby Theatre

"We came into the world like brother and brother"
: Dromio of Ephesus

Activities included exploring insults and chat-up lines

: Photo album
Online playscript
Radio production
 

Julius Caesar
Friday 21 August 2015 at QUAD 

 "All pity choked with custom of fell deeds"
: Mark Antony

Activities included taking street photography

Photo album
: Online playscript
Radio production 
 

The Merchant of Venice
Friday 17 July 2015 at Derby Theatre 

"Let him look to this bond!"
: Shylock  

Activities included sharing riddles and debating religion 

: Photo album
: Online playscript
: Radio production
 

Romeo and Juliet 
Fridays 19 and 26 June 2015 at Derby Theatre

"A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life"
: Chorus 

Activities included discussing tragedy 

: Photo album 
: Online playscript
: Radio production  
 

Henry V 
Friday 22 May 2015 at Derby Theatre

"Once more unto the breach!"
: Henry 

Activities included playing persuasion games

Photo album 
Online playscript
Radio production 
 

Macbeth 
Friday 24 April 2015 at Derby Theatre

"Blood will have blood"
: Macbeth

Activities included making and using stage blood

Photo album
Online playscript 
Radio production  
 

Titus Andronicus 
Friday 20 March 2015 at Derby Theatre

"Must my sons be slaughtered in the streets?"
: Tamora

Activities included debating the severity of crimes in the play 

Photo album  
Online playscript  
: Radio production

As You Like It 
Friday 20 February 2015 at Derby Theatre

"Under the greenwood tree, who loves to lie with me?"
: Amiens

Activities included making love tokens to hang on a tree

Photo album  
: Online playscript
: Radio production 
 

Twelfth Night 
Friday 23 January 2015 at Derby Theatre

"He's wearing yellow stockings!"
: Maria

Activities included creating new identities by dressing up

Photo album 
Online playscript
 
: Radio production

 

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