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Dame Judi Dench backs Shakespeare North Playhouse

by Lisa Bennett

Dame Judi Dench has written about her passion for Shakespeare and her support for the exciting new Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot.

In her letter, the famous actress and author says how pleased she is about the new theatre being in Knowsley, especially as her and her family love this part of the country.

She continues to say

“The Shakespeare North project is important to me because I believe that great Shakespearean performances can change lives and because I want to help offer hope, vision and an enhanced educational experience to the children of Knowsley and Liverpool.”

Dame Judi is a Patron of Shakespeare North and has donated the set of the film Shakespeare in Love to Shakespeare North.

Her letter ends by inviting others to support this wonderful project and to help create a new legacy for Shakespeare in Knowsley.

You can read the letter from Dame Judi Dench here.

How the Shakespeare North Playhouse will look from the outside

Knowsley Council approved plans for the new playhouse in April 2016 and in November 2016 the lead architect and other key appointments were made.