1623 theatre company presents a scratch performance of


A new show in development devised and performed by Lauren Nicole Whitter

Othellos-Sister-01-smallerPart of Black British Voices at Off The Shelf Festival, Saturday 19 October 2019, 7.30pm

Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ

Tickets £6 (full price in advance) £5 (concessions in advance), 
£7 (full price on the door) £6 (concessions on the door)

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This contemporary response to Shakespeare's Othello brings together the biography of the performer - Lauren Nicole Whitter - and the story of Sherronlynetta, Othello's sister who has always been in the shadow of her brother. Until now.

Lauren and Sherronlynetta are both played by Lauren Nicole Whitter who performs her new show-in-development alongside community storytelling to explore what it means to be Black, British and female.

This scratch performance is part of Black British Voices, an exciting and upbeat evening of performance and real-life experiences as part of Black History Month.

Development team | LAUREN NICOLE WHITTER deviser and performer | SELINA THOMPSON dramaturgical support | OLIVER ALVIN WILSON Shakespeare consultant

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Othello's Sister is supported by 


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1623 theatre company presents a national tour of


A fabulous fusion of drag, autobiography and Shakespeare

It’s time for Queer Lady M’s cabaret!

Performed by Shane Gabriel (Funny Girls), Lady Macbeth comes to life like you’ve never experienced before.

There’s outrageous lip-syncing, cheeky dancing and sassy conversation as Queer Lady M invites you to enter her world of passion and shade.

Shane Gabriel in QUEER LADY M © Robert DayBut what happens when the show is over, when Shane removes the makeup and puts Lady M to bed? What stories will come to light as we're invited into Shane's twilight world?

Find out in 1623’s funny and moving exploration of a unique relationship between a fierce drag queen and her anxious alter-ego who join forces to fight tragedy and celebrate queerness.

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

Tour coming in 2020. Watch this space for details.

SHANE GABRIEL performer | TIM HEYWOOD set and costume designer | REBECCA LEGG assistant director | CHRISTOPHER LYDON composer and producer | ADAM McCREADY sound designer | MICHAEL PINCHBECK dramaturgical support | LUCY J SKILBECK outside eyes | BEN SPILLER director | KITTY WINTER movement director

Thanks to Sarah Brigham from Derby Theatre, Michaela Butter and John Kirby from Attenborough Arts Centre, Lue Douthit from Play On! Shakespeare, Bill Rauch from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and audiences at the scratches and previews for supporting the development of the show. 

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Queer Lady M is supported by

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