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Shakespeare North makes headlines in Stratford-upon-Avon

by Lisa Bennett

The Shakespeare North Playhouse has made headlines in the Stratford Herald, a local newspaper in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birth place of Shakespeare himself.

As excitement and anticipation for the Playhouse in Prescot continues to build, the news about this new theatre and visitor attraction in the North of England, is quickly spreading and has reached Stratford-upon-Avon, one of the country’s most famous towns and one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.

Famous for its status as the birthplace and gravesite of William Shakespeare, the town attracts approximately 2.5 million a year. When the Shakespeare North Playhouse opens in 2022, it will complete the Shakespearean triangle of London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot.

Described as a ‘fab project’ the article in the Herald highlights Knowsley’s fascinating links to Shakespeare and talks about support for the Playhouse, including the recent donation of £250,000 from the Sir Ken Dodd Charitable Foundation Trust.


Stratford-upon-Avon Herald article

Stratford-upon-Avon Herald article


This is the latest high profile article about the Shakespeare North Playhouse, following an in-depth piece in the Financial Times in September and a special podcast with some of the project’s supporters.

You can read the article in full on the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald website.