1623 theatre company presents a scratch performance of


Othellos-Sister-01-smallerA new show in development devised and performed by Lauren Nicole Whitter

Wednesday 22 January 2020, 7.30-9pm
Maypole Cafe Bar & Theatre, Brook Street, Derby DE1 3PH
Tickets £5, available on the door only

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 is a scratch (work-in-progress) performance, which follows a spoken word curtain-raiser by local Black women who recently took part in a workshop with Lauren.

BSL logo small BSL-interpreted performance.

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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 - touring in 2020

Saturday 29 February 2020, 7.30pm
Waterside Arts Centre,1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford M33 7ZF
£12 full, £10 concessions
0161 912 5616
Click here to book online

Friday 13 March 2020, 7.30pm
Century Theatre, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3LN
£12 full, £10 concessions
01530 278444
: Click here to book online

More dates coming soon. Watch this space for details.

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.

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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