What's coming up?

Discover the details of our upcoming programme of performances and workshops, all inspired by Shakespeare and the world today

Othello's Sister

Follow the development of Lauren Nicole Whitter's new show-in-progress that explores what it means to be Black, British and female

Queer Lady M

Find out all about our exciting new show that celebrates gender fluidity through a fabulous fusion of drag, autobiography and Shakespeare

Hand In Hand

Enjoy a lovely montage of images and videos by primary schools and families as we all celebrated togetherness in Shakespeare Week

Lear/Cordelia

Watch the pilot production of Lear/Cordelia, our double-bill that explores dementia through Shakespeare and new writing

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  • What's coming up?

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  • Queer Lady M

  • Hand In Hand

  • Lear/Cordelia

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1623 theatre company

Our mission is to bring about social change by widening people's horizons in response to Shakespeare and the world today

We do this by engaging communities, inspiring learners and supporting artists, particularly those who are currently marginalised by society

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News from 1623

If you identify as Black, British and female, artist Lauren Nicole Whitter wants you to come to her workshop and create your own piece of writing, theatre or spoken-work performance.

Workshop exploring Black British female identity

Elaine Pritchard from Caittom Publishing interviewed Play On! Shakespeare director Lue Morgan Douthit, who visited us from the US to run a workshop on Measure for Measure.

Interview with Lue Morgan Douthit, director of Play On! Shakespeare

Charlotte Howes and James Desmond, students from Derby University, joined us last week as we hosted the first-ever public Play On! workshop in the UK. Here are their thoughts. 

Derby University students on Play On! Shakespeare workshop

After a scratch performance of Othello's Sister at Sheffield Performance Lab on 19 October 2019, Lauren Nicole Whitter was joined by Moji Elufowoju from Utopia Theatre for a Q&A with the audience.

Othello's Sister Q&A in Sheffield

1623 theatre company, whose mantra is to “see Shakespeare differently”, has been awarded an Arts Council grant to develop their 2020 show Othello's Sister.

PRESS RELEASE: Othello's Sister receives support from Arts Council England

  • Workshop exploring Black British female identity

    Friday, 06 December 2019 17:59
  • Interview with Lue Morgan Douthit, director of Play On! Shakespeare

    Wednesday, 04 December 2019 14:11
  • Derby University students on Play On! Shakespeare workshop

    Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:46
  • Othello's Sister Q&A in Sheffield

    Tuesday, 22 October 2019 13:14
  • PRESS RELEASE: Othello's Sister receives support from Arts Council England

    Monday, 13 May 2019 00:00

Video highlights

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.

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