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
: Click here to watch a recording of the livestream with optional BSL interpretation

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 OTHELLO
#1623participation  

Othello © 1623Thursday 24 November 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"O beware, my lord, of jealousy"
: Iago

Explore the plot, characters and themes of Othello  Shakespeare's passionate exploration of jealousy - in activities run by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch 

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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