1623 theatre company presents

SHAKESPEARE 'SNOWFLAKES' workshop

A thoughtful exploration of Shakespeare's young characters and mental health

Wednesday 20 February, 7-8.30pm
QUAD arts centre, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS
Free-of-charge to all participants

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Read all about it, read all about it...

HAMLET "OFFENDED" WHEN WIDOW MOTHER MARRIES AGAIN - WHAT A SELFISH SNOWFLAKE!
- Katie Morgan, Daily News

JULIET TURNS DOWN MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR - WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, SNOWFLAKE GIRL?!!
- Katie Morgan, The Post

Meet the so-called 'snowflakes' behind these nasty (fictional) headlines, as journalist Katie Morgan grills them on her talk show.

We'll then explore ways in which young people and mental health are represented in the real media today. What needs to change?

Free workshop devised and run by theatre student Becky Legg, on placement from university with 1623 this year.

For artists, educators, students, theatregoers, parents, young people, and people with an interest in mental health.

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1623 theatre company presents

QUEER LADY M show

A fabulous new fusion of drag, autobiography and Shakespeare

Touring autumn 2019

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Shane idolises Lady Macbeth.

He always has done, ever since she slipped into his world through Grandma's telly when he was small.

Tonight, Shane's been stood up. Lonely and lost, he turns to Shakespeare's fierce queen for strength.

But how far can becoming your idol help you find yourself when you're anxious and alone?

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

After a successful R&D phase with Derbyshire LGBT+ and Derby Theatre in 2017, 1623 made, scratched and previewed Queer Lady M last year, before touring the show this year. 

This show is captioned using the Difference Engine, which sends captions to people's mobile phones or tablets. For information about how to use it, click here.

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

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Queer Lady M is supported by

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