1623 Theatre Company crowdfund toward national tour

Derby-based 1623 Theatre Company have launched a crowd funding campaign to help raise funds toward a national tour of Lear/Cordelia.

The double bill of adapted Shakespeare and new writing explores how dementia impacts on family life today and the performance is aimed at family, friends and carers of people with dementia. Along with the performance is a workshop, Lear’s Memory Box, which has been developed through an extensive participatory research project with dementia communities.

Piloted last year in Derby and Leicester the theatre company, which is based at QUAD, aims to tour the performance and workshop nationally in 2018 to broaden conversations about dementia and communication between those living with it and those who do not.

Funding is being sought from several sources including crowd funding which hopes to raise £2,000 toward the total £20,000 cost of touring.

Earlier this year 1623 marked six years as the theatre company in residence at QUAD with their aim to ‘change people’s lives in response to Shakespeare and the world today’.

If you would like to support the campaign you can do so through the 1623 GoFundMe page here.

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