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News from 1623

This week sees the final preparations of Pilot Theatre's Antigone. We've been into rehearsals a few times and share our thoughts on this exciting new production.

Production week of Pilot's Antigone

This week, we're hosting Beth Fiducia-Brookes, a third-year Theatre and Performance Studies undergraduate from the University of Warwick. She's here on a work placement and this is her diary.

Beth's blog

Our artistic director Ben Spiller went to a rehearsal of Pilot Theatre's Antigone this afternoon. He shares this thoughts on this modern reworking of a play that inspired Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Pilot Theatre's Antigone at Derby Theatre

In the light of our recent production of Macbeth and the lead-up to the Barbican's Third World Bunfight, which is inspired by Shakespeare's play, we're running a free workshop for artists.

Free Macbeth workshop for artists

Today, Shakespeare experienced the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of MND (Motor Neurone Disease). Take a look at the video featuring our artistic director Ben Spiller and board member Michael Sargeant. 

Shakespeare's Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Production week of Pilot's Antigone

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:56
  • Beth's blog

    Monday, 15 September 2014 16:10
  • Pilot Theatre's Antigone at Derby Theatre

    Friday, 05 September 2014 19:47
  • Free Macbeth workshop for artists

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:18
  • Shakespeare's Ice Bucket Challenge

    Friday, 22 August 2014 15:45

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