1623 theatre company presents

LGBTQ+ Shakespeare workshop

Fun, friendly and inclusive activities inspired by Shakespeare's plays

Wednesday 28 November, 2-4pm
Belvoir Park Lounge, Charles Wilson Building (2nd floor), University of Leicester LE1 7RH
Free-of-charge to all participants


Come along to Leicester and have fun exploring LGBTQ+ themes and ideas in this FREE, friendly and inclusive workshop inspired by Shakespeare.

“To thine own self be true”
: Hamlet

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your spirit of openness and adventure! No Shakespeare knowledge required.

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This workshop is BSL interpreted. Please let us know your access requirements.

LGBTQ+ Shakespeare workshop is supported by 

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1623 theatre company presents

QUEER LADY M preview show

A fabulous new fusion of autobiography, Shakespeare and drag

Saturday 8 December, 7-8pm
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA
£8 (full price), £6 (under 19s, unwaged, over 60s, Jobseekers, Disability Living Allowance), £5 (NUS members)

Artwork © Firecatcher

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 last year, 1623 is making, scratching and previewing Queer Lady M this year, before touring the show in 2019. 

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

Book your tickets for the preview at Attenborough Arts Centre on Saturday 8 December 2018

Follow @QueerLadyM on Twitter for all the latest news

Queer Lady M is supported by

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