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

Charlotte Howes, a student from the University of Derby, joined us last week as we hosted the first-ever public Play On! workshop run by director Lue Morgan Douthit. Here are her thoughts. 

Play On! Shakespeare comes to the UK

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

Martyn Williams interviews Becky Legg, who's on a year-long student placement with us, about engaging children and young people with Shakespeare's works. 

Becky on BBC Radio Derby

We've just released a montage made from photos, videos and images sent to us by primary schools and families as part of HAND IN HAND, our project for Shakespeare Week 2019.

Hand in Hand for Shakespeare Week

  • Play On! Shakespeare comes to the UK

    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
  • Becky on BBC Radio Derby

    Tuesday, 30 April 2019 12:52
  • Hand in Hand for Shakespeare Week

    Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:31

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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