1623 and QUAD present 

24-HOUR SHAKESPEARE MARATHON FOR BRIG-AID

Non-stop sponsored shows and workshops for audiences, artists, learners and teachers to raise money for the Brig-Aid campaign

Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June 2018, 5pm to 5pm
QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS
Whole event livestreamed on this page (coming soon)

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"Our life is of a mingled yarn, good and bad together"

: All's Well That Ends Well

Please help us raise £1,000 towards Brig-Aid by sponsoring our 24-hour Shakespeare Marathon of performances and workshops.

Brig-Aid is a group of people raising £60,000 to make sure our friend, colleague and mentor Sarah Brigham receives the treatment she needs for a rare form of cancer.

Sarah's cancer is untreatable in the UK. She needs to go to Germany, where she will have the best chance possible. Sarah is a great giver and we want to give back. 

You can really make a difference by:

Please sponsor us by donating via our Just Giving page by clicking here.

PROGRAMME (subject to change)

Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June 2018, 5pm to 5pm
QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS
Whole event livestreamed on this page (coming soon)

Thursday 14 June 2018

* 5-6pm SHOW : Midsummer Magic - family-friendly show with audience participation

* 6-8pm WORKSHOP : Midsummer Magic - fun activities based on the story in the show

* 8-9pm SHOW : Sinful Shakespeare - the seven deadly sins, ages 11+ advised

* 9-11pm WORKSHOP : Sinful Shakespeare - explore a selection of scenes from the show

* 11pm-12am SHOW : Stand-Up Shakespeare - clowns and fools grab the mike, ages 11+ advised

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Friday 15 June 2018

* 12-2am WORKSHOP : Stand-Up Shakespeare - find the comedy in Shakespeare's plays

* 2-3am SHOW : Hamlet Off The Wall - adaptation of Hamlet with two actors, ages 11+ advised

* 3-5am WORKSHOP : Hamlet Off The Wall - which characters from the show will you play?

* 5-6am SHOW : The Course of True Love - family-friendly collection of love scenes 

* 6-8am WORKSHOP : The Course of True Love - fun activities based on scenes in the show

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* 8-9am SHOW : Star-Crossed Lovers - follow the story of Romeo and Juliet, ages 11+ advised

* 9-11am WORKSHOP : Star-Crossed Lovers - get to grips with the language and ideas in the show

* 11am-12pm WORKOUT : Shakespeare Aerobics - wear trainers and loose clothing, bring water

* 12-1pm SHOW : Partners of Greatness - the rise and fall of the Macbeths, ages 11+ advised

* 1-3pm WORKSHOP : Partners of Greatness - make and use stage blood for a scene from the show

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* 3-4pm TALK : Queer Lady M - find out all about our upcoming new show

* 4-5pm WORKSHOP : Queer Lady M - see Lady Macbeth in a new light

Further to audiences and artists, all shows and workshops are suitable for learners and teachers of literature, drama and performing arts. We encourage schools and colleges to take part.

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Special thanks to QUAD for providing the space for shows and workshops.

Please sponsor us by donating via our Just Giving page by clicking here.



1623 theatre company and PAD Productions present

VISUAL SHAKESPEARE

Professional development workshop for D/deaf and hearing actors and theatremakers

Saturday 23 June 2018, 11am to 4pm
QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS

Pierce Starre © 1623

"Suit the action to the word"
: Hamlet

The main aim of this workshop is to develop artistic practice and find exciting new ways of engaging D/deaf and hearing audiences with Shakespeare in performance.

Participants will work together as an ensemble, in small groups and individually to explore the artistic possibilities of interpreting Shakespeare's texts through BSL, visual vernacular and movement.

You don't need to be fluent in BSL to take part. Just bring along yourself, a bit of a Shakespeare text that interests you and an open mind. Please wear loose clothing.

Workshop facilitators are Emily Howlett, artistic director of PAD Productions, and Ben Spiller, artistic director of 1623 theatre company.

This is a pilot workshop, BSL-interpreted, and free-of-charge for participants.

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1623 theatre company presents

QUEER LADY M

Celebrating gender fluidity through a fabulous fusion of Shakespeare, autobiography and drag

Scratch show dates and venues coming soon

Artwork © Firecatcher

"Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it"
: Lady Macbeth

Shane idolises Lady Macbeth.

He always has done, ever since she slipped into his world through Grandma's telly when he was small.

Tonight, Shane's been stood up. Lonely and lost, he turns to Shakespeare's fierce queen for strength.

But how far can becoming your idol help you find yourself when you're anxious and alone?

Queer Lady M brings together devised performance, Shakespeare and drag while exploring the real-life experiences of working-class, gender-fluid artist Shane Gabriel. 

After a successful R&D phase last year, 1623 is making and scratching Queer Lady M this year, before touring the show in 2019. 

So far, we've shared an early version of Queer Lady M at In Good Company's Scratch That Itch at Derby Theatre, and The Party Somewhere Else's Scratch Night at Nottingham Playhouse.

Follow @QueerLadyM on Twitter for all the latest news.

Queer Lady M is supported by
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