1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON KING LEAR
#1623participation  

King Lear © 1623

Thursday 29 September 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"Let me not be mad"
: Lear

Explore the plot, characters and themes of King Lear with 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch, who will guide you through 1623's recent work on the play in the context of dementia issues

Click here to find out all about Lear/Cordelia, our exciting new double-bill that brings together Shakespeare and new writing to explore the impact of dementia on family life today

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

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Find out about Lear/Cordelia, our new show based on King Lear
Read King Lear online with the Folger Shakespeare Library
Listen to a radio production of King Lear 
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

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1623 and QUAD present
Shakespeare Masterclass
ACTING ON STAGE AND SCREEN

#1623training

Shakespeare Masterclass © 1623Friday 21 October 2016
10am to 5pm at QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS 

Intensive one-day course for actors

"Suit the action to the word"
: Hamlet

Join Ben Spiller, artistic director of 1623 theatre company, and 1623 associate artists to bring Shakespeare's plays to life on stage and screen 400 years after his death.

You will develop the skills needed to perform Shakespeare for theatre, film, TV and online audiences. We will look closely at a selection of Shakespeare's texts for vocal and physical clues in soliloquies, monologues, duologues and scenes before trying out ways of putting them into practice. The focus of the masterclass will be on the major differences between acting Shakespeare for stage and screen.

This masterclass is for actors at all stages of their careers, as well as students of drama, theatre, film and media.  Please wear loose clothing and trainers. Come with an open mind and lots of energy.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £50 full price and £40 concessions
: Call QUAD on 01332 290606 to book
: Click here to book online

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Shakespeare Masterclass is supported by
BFI
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1623 theatre company presents
Lear/Cordelia
PILOT PRODUCTION
#1623performance
 
 

Lear/Cordelia © PictographikFriday 14 October (8pm) and Saturday 15 October (2.30pm and 7.30pm) 2016 at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester LE1 7HA  

Friday 18 November (8pm) and Saturday 19 November (2pm and 8pm) 2016 at Derby Theatre Studio, Derby DE1 2NF

A double-bill of Shakespeare and new writing

"We two alone will sing like birds in a cage"
: Lear

Lear has dementia. His children never visit him. He forbids it, ever since they betrayed him and he disowned them many years ago. So what happens when Cordelia - his youngest, whose betrayal was the greatest - knocks on his door? Why has she come back? What's her story? And is there any chance of reconciliation?

Lear/Cordelia is an experimental double-bill: a radical reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear followed by Cordelia, a new play from the perspective of Lear's youngest daughter.

Digital projection-mapping combines with Shakespeare and new writing to open up the emotional landscapes of a man with dementia and the woman who tries to reconnect with him.

Lear/Cordelia pilot production is based on our research-and-development project that explored King Lear in the context of dementia through participatory research. 

CAST
Victoria Brazier Regan
David Henry Lear
Samantha Hopkins Goneril 
Gemma Paige North Cordelia

CREATIVES
: Farrah Chaudhry Cordelia playwright
: Eleanor Field set and costume 
: Louie Ingham Cordelia director
: Christopher Lydon sound and music
: Darius Powell digital artist
: Ben Spiller Lear dramaturg and director 

Lear's Memory Box © PictographikDEMENTIA-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES
Attenborough Arts Centre on Saturday 15 October at 2.30pm
: Derby Theatre Studio on Saturday 19 November at 2pm
These performances are tailored for people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends. Audiences have the opportunity to meet the cast before the show. Auditorium doors are open and houselights are on throughout the performance. The cast and creative team are around for a chat after the show.

BSL-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
: Attenborough Arts Centre on Friday 14 October 2016 at 8pm
: Derby Theatre on Friday 18 November 2016 at 8pm

ONLINE PERFORMANCE WITH PILOT THEATRE
: Streamed live from Attenborough Arts Centre on Friday 14 October 2016 at 8pm

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS
: Attenborough Arts Centre on Friday 14 October 2016 at 8pm
: Derby Theatre on Friday 18 November 2016 at 8pm 

Digital Shakespeare © PictographikPARTICIPATION AND LEARNING WORKSHOPS
Lear's Memory Box sessions for people living with dementia click here for details
Digital Shakespeare workshops for schools, colleges and youth theatres click here for details

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES
: Attenborough Arts Centre performances - for tickets, call Box Office on 0116 252 2455 or click here to book online
: Derby Theatre Studio performances - for tickets, call Box Office on 01332 593939 or click here to book online
Lear's Memory Box sessions - to enquire, call Shane Lynch on 01332 285434 or
 click here to email Shane directly
: Digital Shakespeare workshops - to enquire, call Jamie Brown on 01332 285434 or click here to email Jamie directly

 

1623 and Derby Theatre present
Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON THE TEMPEST
#1623participation  

The Tempest © 1623Thursday 27 October 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"The isle is full of noises"
: Caliban

Explore the plot, characters and themes of The Tempest  Shakespeare's meditation on revenge, forgiveness and reunion - in activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch and drumming with Pritam Singh from Surtal Asian Arts.  

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets are £3 per person
: Call Derby Theatre on 01332 593939
Book online or drop by Derby Theatre box office 

MORE
Read the play online with the Folger Library
: Radio production of the play coming soon
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

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