1623 and Michael Pinchbeck present

(AUTO)BIOG scratch night

Public sharing of performances made by artists on our live-art course

Friday 21 September, 7.30-9.30pm
Derby Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ 
Places in the audience are free-of-charge

live-art-course

"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together"
: All's Well That Ends Well 

Join us for a fantastic evening as a new ensemble of artists perform an exciting range of works-in-progress, created on our recent (auto)biog live-art course.

Short performances explore how characters from Shakespeare's plays relate to the artist's biographies and how they shed light on issues in the world today.

Characters are from Othello, The Merchant of Venice, HamletA Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear and Macbeth.

Artists identify as one or more of the following: D/deaf, disabled, emerging, female, LGBTQIA, people of colour, working-class. 

RINKOO BARPAGA Othello 
SAM BECKETT Hamlet
SHANE GABRIEL Lady Macbeth
LYDIA LONGMAN Ophelia
KIRSTY MEALING King Lear's Fool
KEZIAH METHUEN-JONES Iago
EMILY SLY Bottom
SHEILA KAY SLY Antonio
SALLY TAYLOR Jessica
LAUREN NICOLE WHITTER Othello's Sister

Performances have developed from a series of workshops facilitated by Michael Pinchbeck (award-winning theatremaker) and Ben Spiller (1623 artistic director). Find out more about the workshops by clicking here.

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(AUTO)BIOG scratch night is supported by
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Nonsuch and 1623 present

DRAMA SCHOOL audition weekender

Two days of energising workshops to get you ready for drama school auditions

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, 10.30am to 4pm
Nonsuch Studios, Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD
£75 per person for both days

Nonsuch-workshop

"The readiness is all"
: Hamlet

Nonsuch’s Drama School Audition Weekender is back. Take part in intensive workshops with acclaimed practitioners to best prepare yourself for a creative future.

 

Experience an exciting weekend of physical training, voice workshops and audition preparation, specifically designed to get you ready for your drama school auditions.


Led by internationally trained practitioners with a breadth of knowledge and experience of being on both sides of the audition table, this weekend is perfect if you want to test out drama school, improve your audition skills or simply want to find out more about the options available for a career in performance.


Weekend includes 1623's Shakespeare Surgery:

  • Do you have a Shakespeare-related sickness?
  • Feeling queasy about your audition speech? Headaches about the play you're working on?
  • Painful experiences of iambic pentameter? Anxious about language, character, voice and movement?
  • Come prepared with a Shakespearean monologue and fear no more, as this workshop with 1623 will consult, diagnose and prescribe. Just what the doctor ordered.

For more details and to book your place on the weekend, visit the Nonsuch website by clicking here.


1623 theatre company presents

QUEER LADY M preview show

Fabulous fusion of Shakespeare, autobiography 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

"Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it"
: Lady Macbeth

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. 

Book your tickets for the preview at Attenborough Arts Centre

SHANE GABRIEL performer
TIM HEYWOOD set and costume designer
CAROLINE HORTON dramaturg
CHRISTOPHER LYDON composer
ADAM McCREADY sound designer 
LEO SKILBECK outside eyes
BEN SPILLER director
KITTY WINTER movement director

Follow @QueerLadyM on Twitter for all the latest news

Queer Lady M is supported by

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