Lear/Cordelia livestream


Watch the live-stream of 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, workshops and courses, all with Shakespeare at their heart

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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

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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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Find out more about Lear/Cordelia at 1623theatre.co.uk/learcordelia


News from 1623

We're offering free creative workshops for people living with dementia, thanks to support from Arts Council England and 1623 friends.

Free workshops for dementia care homes

Matthew has been volunteering with 1623 for just over a year. Here, he talks to our artistic director Ben about his achievements throughout 2016 and his plans for the future.

Matthew looks back on 2016

1623 is inviting people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends to a dementia-friendly performance of Lear/Cordelia and to take part in workshops based on the production.

PRESS RELEASE: Shakespeare gets dementia-friendly in new performance and workshops

Birmingham REP Foundry graduate Farrah Chaudhry offers an insight into the process of writing Cordelia, half of our double-bill Lear/Cordelia that brings together Shakespeare and new writing.

Farrah gives Cordelia a voice

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 the process of producing a show.

Sam's reflections on Lear/Cordelia

  • Free workshops for dementia care homes

    Thursday, 05 January 2017 20:36
  • Matthew looks back on 2016

    Tuesday, 03 January 2017 12:24
  • PRESS RELEASE: Shakespeare gets dementia-friendly in new performance and workshops

    Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:59
  • Farrah gives Cordelia a voice

    Tuesday, 08 November 2016 11:46
  • Sam's reflections on Lear/Cordelia

    Saturday, 29 October 2016 00:00


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.


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