Bottom (Matthew Barker) and Titania (Kim Voisey-Youldon) at Royal Derby Hospital © 1623

Our productions are collections of scenes from Shakespeare's plays, adaptations of his work and new work inspired by him.

We are developing our major new production Lear/Cordelia, a double-bill that includes an adaptation of King Lear set in a modern care home and a new play - based on participatory research into Shakespeare's play in the context of dementia - from the viewpoint of Cordelia, Lear's youngest daughter.

For details of our plans for Lear/Cordelia, please click here.

A selection of our current productions are detailed below. Please talk to us about a bespoke Shakespeare production for your venue. Production costs start at £450.

Please Contact us to get the ball rolling.

Find out about current casting opportunities with 1623.


Lear/Cordelia pilot production coming Autumn 2016 to Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester and Derby Theatre Studio.


The Course of True LoveA selection of Shakespeare's greatest love scenes.

"The course of true love never did run smooth"
: A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Uplifting... unusual and entertaining"

British Theatre Guide


Sinful ShaXXXpeareA salacious journey through the seven deadly sins.

"Thou poisonous bunch-backed toad!"
: Richard III

"Enthralling and captivating"

Buxton Festival Guide


Stand-Up ShakespeareA comedy show starring Shakespeare's clowns and fools.

"Man is but an ass!"
: A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Hilarious... don't miss it!"

Derby Telegraph


www.unclepandarus.comOur flagship digital production is inspired by Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.

Meet Uncle Pandarus and explore the telling of his tale.


Emergency Shakespeare!Shakespeare's scenes of peril and disaster, made better by St John Ambulance.

"There comes a fellow crying out for help!"
: Othello

"A unique take on Shakespeare"



Ellen Terry - Shakespeare's Leading LadyA celebration of the star of the Victorian theatre.

"A star danced, and under that was I born"
: Much Ado About Nothing

"Both thought-provoking and emotive"

National Trust


Midsummer MagicFairies come out to play with magical mischief on their minds.

"We’ll lead you about and round!"
: A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Beautiful production with lots of laughs too"

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage


Star-Crossed LoversRomeo and Juliet start from the final scene of the play, rewind to their first meeting and fall in love all over again

"My only love sprung from my only hate"
: Romeo and Juliet

"Loved the intimacy and the stunning performances"

BBC Radio Derby


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Lear/Cordelia pilot production

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

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

* BSL-interpreted performance
** Dementia-friendly performance

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