Check 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 at Derby Theatre to explore Shakespeare's plays through a range of fun arts activities.

Cinematic Shakespeare

Enter the world of Shakespeare on screen in this exciting new 6-week film course at QUAD as part of our learning programme.

Digital Shakespeare Workshops

Work with us to inspire your students by fusing classical text with the latest technology at QUAD, the cutting-edge arts centre at the heart of Derby.

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Make it possible for us to engage more people with Shakespeare in exciting new ways that relate to the world around them.

Troilus and Cressida

Follow Uncle Pandarus’s blog as he tells you the tragic tale of his niece Cressida and her lover Troilus : www.unclepandarus.com

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News from 1623

Rhiannon Prytherch shares her journey through Shakespeare's works in her role as 1623 participation coordinator throughout 2015, when she runs Shakespeare Night at Derby Theatre.

Rhiannon's Shakespeare Night journal

Former 1623 trainee Lucy Daunt is at East 15 Drama School, where she's preparing to play Lady Macbeth. Check out the recent conversation that she had with our artistic director Ben Spiller.

Lucy prepares to play Lady Macbeth

Ahead of our Shakespeare Night workshop on As You Like It at Derby Theatre on Friday, check out this podcast by 1623 associate artist Nathan Masterson, who shares his thoughts on the play.

Nathan talks about As You Like It

Nicola Morley is on our trainee actor course, which is all about developing the skills needed to perform Shakespeare and other forms of theatre. This is her blog. 

Nicola's trainee actor diary

Our work experience students Lewis and Jess - in Year 10 at Landau Forte College - review a film version of Richard III as part of their research into the play.

Richard III film review by Lewis and Jess

  • Rhiannon's Shakespeare Night journal

    Saturday, 28 February 2015 13:42
  • Lucy prepares to play Lady Macbeth

    Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:52
  • Nathan talks about As You Like It

    Monday, 16 February 2015 17:00
  • Nicola's trainee actor diary

    Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00
  • Richard III film review by Lewis and Jess

    Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:09

1623 on YouTube

You can see videos of our work at our YouTube channel.

Highlights include footage from the Glastonbury Festival and clips from Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III and The Tempest.




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