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 it.

We recently created our most ambitious piece of work to date: the pilot production of Lear/Cordelia, a double-bill of Shakespeare and new writing that explores how dementia impacts on family life.

Lear/Cordelia is based on an extensive participatory research project into dementia and how it relates to Shakespeare's King Lear. We are planning to develop the pilot production into a national tour for Autumn 2018 with accompanying workshops in care homes. For more details, please click here.

A selection of our current productions is detailed below. Please talk to us about a bespoke Shakespeare production for your venue. Production costs start at £550.

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We're planning to take Lear/Cordelia on a national tour of studio theatres with accompanying workshops in care homes and dementia wards


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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