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POSTPONED: A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Knowsley

by Nicola Appleton

Important Notice (20 March 2020)

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with Coronavirus, this event has been postponed. This page will be updated with the rescheduled performance date as soon as it is confirmed.

Knowsley has fascinating links to William Shakespeare so what better way to celebrate the great Bard’s birthday than with a performance of one of his best known plays.

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company is bringing a brilliantly wacky adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Prescot on 23 April – the date believed to be Shakespeare’s birthday. Expect fairies, goblins, water pistols, bubble guns, roller skating, and more! You’re in for an adventure at this marvellous and mischievous storytelling of one of Shakespeare’s most loved stories.

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company works to make young people see that Shakespeare is not in fact rubbish but can be silly, amusing, and fun.

And what place is more perfect to celebrate and enjoy the show than Prescot? In Elizabethan times, Prescot was the only place outside London that was home to a free-standing purpose built Playhouse and the Earls of Derby at Knowsley Hall were major supporters of Shakespeare’s troupe of players ‘Strange’s Men’.

The Shakespeare North Playhouse, currently being built in Prescot, will celebrate those links to the great Bard and as well as hosting Shakespearean drama it will host music, comedy and other performances. Opening its doors in 2022, it will complete the Shakespearean triangle of London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot.

You can get your tickets for this amazing show for just £3 on Eventbrite (booking fee applies) or in person at Prescot Library for the performance on Thursday 23 April, 7pm. Call 0151  443 5749 for enquires

This show will be loved by those aged four to 104!

This performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is part of GEM (Great Emerging Marvellous) Place, an Arts Council funded project that brings exciting and cultural activities to libraries in Knowsley.