Lear/Cordelia

Book your tickets now for our major new production Lear/Cordelia, which explores dementia through Shakespeare, new writing and projection mapping

What's coming up?

Find out the details of our upcoming programme of performances and workshops, all with Shakespeare at their heart

Shakespeare Night

Take part in our series of monthly workshops that explore Shakespeare's plays through a range of fun activities

Still Cursing

Get involved in our contemporary photography project with SHOW ME PICTURES that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Video diary from Africa

Catch up on our artistic director's recent adventures in Zambia and Botswana as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project

1623 is 10

Take a look at some of the highlights from our first ten years of performances and workshops to inspire, surprise and affect people with Shakespeare

  • Lear/Cordelia

  • What's coming up?

  • Shakespeare Night

  • Still Cursing

  • Video diary from Africa

  • 1623 is 10

1623 theatre company

We aspire to change people's lives through Shakespeare

Our mission is to explore our common humanity in response to the work of Shakespeare and the world around us

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News from 1623

Sam Thorogood graduated from the University of Warwick this summer. He joins us as production assistant for Lear/Cordelia and shares his thoughts here on rehearsals.

Sam's reflections on Lear/Cordelia

Kate Wood, a theatre graduate from the University of Derby, is assistant director on our major new production Lear/Cordelia. This is her rehearsal blog.

Kate's rehearsal blog

1623 is delighted to announce the cast of Lear/Cordelia, which includes RSC and National Theatre veteran David Henry and Shameless actor Gemma Paige North.

PRESS RELEASE: Cast announced for Shakespeare-inspired production based on dementia research

Our artistic director Ben reflects on being a guest artist at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project.

Ben returns revived from Oregon Shakespeare Festival

We've joined up with SHOW ME PICTURES to invite you to take part in the third and final stage of Still Cursing, which brings together Shakespeare and contemporary photography.

Photo callout for Still Cursing Volume III

  • Sam's reflections on Lear/Cordelia

    Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:28
  • Kate's rehearsal blog

    Tuesday, 20 September 2016 16:12
  • PRESS RELEASE: Cast announced for Shakespeare-inspired production based on dementia research

    Friday, 19 August 2016 14:05
  • Ben returns revived from Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    Saturday, 06 August 2016 13:03
  • Photo callout for Still Cursing Volume III

    Monday, 25 July 2016 17:29

#1623is10

We're 10 this year.

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.

youtube.com/1623theatre

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Lear/Cordelia

Lear/Cordelia pilot production

LEICESTER Attenborough Arts Centre
Friday 14 October, 8pm*
Saturday 15 October, 2.30pm** and 7.30pm
£10 / £7
attenborougharts.com
0116 252 2455

DERBY Derby Theatre Studio
Friday 18 November, 8pm*
Saturday 19 November, 2pm** and 8pm
£10 / £8
derbytheatre.co.uk
01332 59 39 39

* BSL-interpreted performance
** Dementia-friendly performance

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