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1623 STATEMENT ON IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS

Hi everyone

We hope you're OK.

Following the Prime Minister's advice yesterday to "avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues", we've been in conversations with the venues where we're touring shows and workshops in the coming weeks. To this end, we have decided the following:

If we need to cancel further shows and workshops, we will update you as soon as we can.

At the heart of these disappointing decisions is dedication to prioritising people's health, safety and well-being in response to advice about social distancing from the government.

The likelihood of the Arena Theatre and Martin Harris Centre receiving compensation from insurance policies is very low, so please do consider donating some or all of your ticket money to them instead of asking for a refund.

Both venues have kindly offered to pay us, despite the shows and workshops being cancelled.

This and support from Arts Council England means we can pay artists and freelancers, who are self-employed and therefore not eligible for compensation from the government.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you soon.

In the meantime, please keep on looking after yourself, your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and community.

Love, solidarity and best wishes

Ben, creative director
Chris, creative producer
Jamie, learning director


1623 theatre company presents a national tour of

QUEER LADY M

A fabulous fusion of drag, autobiography and Shakespeare

Friday 17 April 2020, 7.45pm Difference Engine captions available

The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

£11.50 full, £10.00 concessions

01242 572 573

Saturday 18 April 2020, 7.45pm Difference Engine captions available

The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

£11.50 full, £10.00 concessions

01242 572 573

Sunday 19 April 2020, 7.00pm Difference Engine captions available

King's Head Theatre, 115, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN

£18 full, £15 concessions

020 7226 8561

Monday 20 April 2020, 7.00pm Difference Engine captions available

King's Head Theatre, 115, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN

£18 full, £15 concessions

020 7226 8561

Friday 22 May 2020, 7.30pm Difference Engine captions available

The Theatre Shop, Unit 5, Queens Square, Clevedon, BS21 6HX

£12 full

Friday 5 June 2020, 7.00pm Difference Engine captions available

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA

£10 full, £5 concessions

0116 252 2455

Past dates

Saturday 29 February 2020, 7.30pm Difference Engine captions available

Waterside Arts, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford, M33 7ZF

£12 full, £10 concessions

0161 912 5616

Friday 13 March 2020, 7.30pm Difference Engine captions available

Century Theatre, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3LN

£8 full, £7 concessions

01530 278 444

Sunday 15 March 2020, 5.00pm Difference Engine captions available

Slung Low at The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9QX

Pay what you decide

0843 208 0500

Friday 20 March 2020, 7.30pm Difference Engine captions available

Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1SE

£10 full

01902 321 321

It's time for Queer Lady M's cabaret!

Performed by Shane Gabriel (Funny Girls), Lady Macbeth comes to life like you've never experience before.

There's outrageous lip-syncing, cheeky dancing and sassy conversation as Queer Lady M invites you to enter her world of passion and shade.

But what happens when the show is over, when Shane removes the makeup and puts Lady M to bed? What stories will come to light as we're invited into Shane's twilight world?

Find out in 1623's funny and moving exploration of a unique relationship between a fierce drag queen and her anxious alter-ego who join forces to fight tragedy and celebrate queerness.

Queer Lady M brings together drag, devised performance and Shakespeare while exploring the real-life experiences of working-class, gender-fluid artist Shane Gabriel.

Follow @QueerLadyM on Twitter for all the latest news

Difference Engine captioning available at all performances Difference Engine

The Difference Engine delivers captions to your smartphones or tablet via a free app. If you would like to use the Difference Engine, please arrive a few minutes earlier than you normally would to get setup. Look out for information leaflets at the venue.

The Queer Lady M team

SHANE GABRIEL performer | TIM HEYWOOD set and costume designer | REBECCA LEGG assistant director | CHRISTOPHER LYDON composer and producer | ADAM McCREADY sound designer | MICHAEL PINCHBECK dramaturgical support | LUCY J SKILBECK outside eyes | BEN SPILLER director | KITTY WINTER movement director

Thanks to Sarah Brigham from Derby Theatre, Michaela Butter and John Kirby from Attenborough Arts Centre, Lue Douthit from Play On! Shakespeare, Bill Rauch from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and audiences at the scratches and previews for supporting the development of the show.

Queer Lady M is supported by

Arts Council EnglandAttenborough ArtsDerby Theatre
Derbyshire LGBTLeicester LGBT CentreQUAD

Queer Lady M

Queer Lady M national tour venues


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