In 2008 the Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company celebrates it's glorious centennial year - one hundred years of bringing the works of the world's greatest playwright to the stage! To celebrate this historic event we are holding a number of special events detailed below.
January - a new company website is launched.
February 26th - the centenary gets well and truly underway with the publication of both 'Brief Chronicles', a book telling the history of the first hundred years of the Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company, and a company DVD featuring performance footage and interviews with members past and present.
26th February to 1st March - a production of 'King Lear' at The Guildhall Theatre in Derby. Click here for more details.
26th February to 1st March - an exhibition chronicling the history of the company put together by longtime member Pat Laurie. This will be on display in the foyer of The Guildhall Theatre to coincide with our production.
March - an article in Derbyshire Life about the production of Lear.
8th March - a centenary dinner open to all members and patrons. Guests of honour will be the Mayor of Derby, councillor Pauline Latham OBE and David Edwards, former chief executive of the Derby Playhouse Theatre. Click here for photgraphs.
April - an article in Derbyshire Life about the history of the company.
20th April - the unveiling of a commemorative stained glass window at Shakespeare House.
23d April - a civic reception for the company at Derby Council House, hosted by the Mayor of Derby councillor Pauline Latham OBE.
8th July - champagne centenary AGM at Shakespeare House.
16th & 17th August - an outdoor production of 'Henry V' at Derby Grammar school.
25th to 29th August - an outdoor production of 'Henry V' at the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno.
13th December - a centenary revue in-house at Shakespeare House.