1623 and Steps for the Future present  

Steps for the Future Macbeth cast Much Ado About Steps
PARTICIPATORY SHOW

#1623participation

Saturday 18 June 2016 
2pm and 7.30pm at Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU

An energetic new 15-minute show as part of Steptacular

"A star danced and under that was I born"
: Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing

Following Macbeth last year, we're delighted to be teaming up again with Steps For The Future, a fantastic performing arts academy for adults with learning differences, to bring you a brilliant new adaptation of another Shakespeare play.

Steps will invite you into the show and take you through the twists and turns of Shakespeare's play. There will be audience participation, too, of course. This is Shakespeare as you've never seen it before, the Steps way! Part of Steptacular, which also features music, singing and dance.

Much Ado About Steps is directed by 1623 participation coordinator Shane Lynch.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Tickets for Steptacular are available from Deda on 01332 370911

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Steps for the Future website 

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1623 and Derby Theatre present

A Midsummer Night's Dream © 1623Shakespeare Night
WORKSHOP ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
#1623participation  

Friday 24 June 2016 
7.30-9.30pm at Derby Theatre, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF  

A participatory workshop for everyone 

"The course of true love never did run smooth"
: Lysander

Explore the plot, characters and themes of A Midsummer Night's Dream - probably Shakespeare's best-loved comedy play - through 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 

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Read A Midsummer Night's Dream online with the Folger Library
Radio production of the play coming soon
: Join our Sharing Shakespeare Facebook group

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1623 theatre company presents

Shakespeare Masterclass © 1623Shakespeare Masterclass
ACTING ON STAGE AND SCREEN

#1623training

July 2016 (date to be confirmed)
10am to 4.30pm at QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS 

Intensive one-day course for actors

"Suit the action to the word"
: Hamlet

Develop your skills and top-up your knowledge with Ben Spiller, 1623 artistic director, and our associate artists as we work together to bring Shakespeare to life 400 years after his death.

We'll work together to look for vocal and physical clues in a range of soliloquies, 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.

Please wear loose clothing and trainers. Come with an open mind and lots of energy.

BOOKING DETAILS
: Coming soon

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

Autumn 2016 (dates tbc)
Attenborough Arts Centre Studio, Leicester
Derby Theatre Studio 

A double-bill of Shakespeare and new writing

"I should know you"
: King Lear

Lear has dementia. His children never visit him. He forbids it, ever since they disobeyed 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 daughter 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. Find out more about the project by clicking here

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

ACCESS
: Relaxed performance at both venues for people living with dementia, their carers and/or families (details coming soon)
: BSL-interpreted performance at each venue (details coming soon)
: Live-streamed performance online with Pilot Theatre at one venue (details coming soon)

LEARNING AND PARTICIPATION
: Digital Shakespeare workshops for schools and colleges at both venues (details coming soon)
: Shakespeare Storymaking workshops for people living with dementia (details coming soon)

BOOKING DETAILS
: Coming soon 

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Press release on Arts Council England funding news

Lear/Cordelia is supported by
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