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What's On at the Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot

What's On at the Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot

Shakespeare North - A Guided Tour

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 25 July - Tuesday 24 December 2024
Want to know more about why Shakespeare North Playhouse was built? Why in Prescot? Why it won 'Theatre Building of the Year 2023' at The Stage Awards? Look no further! On this Guided Tour through Shakespeare North Playhouse, you will be led...

Macbeth

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 25 July 2024
Something wicked this way comes... Multi-award-winning A Place for Us Theatre Company are delighted to return to Shakespeare North Playhouse this July with a powerful and visceral production of Macbeth. This abridged, acclaimed and accessib...

Mary Celeste & The Beast of the Bowery

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 July 2024
On November 7th, 1872, the Mary Celeste set sail from New York bound for Genoa... On December 4th, she was discovered adrift on the Atlantic Ocean just off the Azores Islands, with no crew and no obvious signs of disturbance, except for one...

Silly Beggars

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Friday 26 July 2024
Step into a world of laughter and hilarity at the Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden for a new night of stand-up comedy, proudly presented by Silly Beggars!Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening filled with the wittiest and most eccentric...

Shakespeare - But Just The Deaths

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Saturday 27 July 2024
IT'S THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE* *But Just The Deaths (and the gory bits too!)The Loons have set themselves a seemingly impossible task ? to perform every death scene and mentioned in all of Shakespeare?s Plays (as well as some extra...

Shakespeare North: Life Drawing

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Saturday 27 July - Saturday 14 December 2024
Join us for monthly life drawing sessions in different spaces across the venue. Due to popular demand, from February, this event will be hosted every two weeks!Each session will have a nude model to draw from in a variety of poses. The sess...

A Caravan Named Desire

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 30 July - Friday 2 August 2024
A Caravan Named Desire?is a two-hander, performed by married couple Alexander and Helen Millington who are trying to produce a play depicting the relationship between a sex worker and client. However, as Helen becomes aware of just how auto...

Baby Bards

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 30 July - Tuesday 24 September 2024
Join our Learning & Engagement Team for a Baby Bards early years story and language session for pre school children aged 18 months to 4 years old. Introducing story, letters and phonics through readings and fun activities, your little ones ...

Jennifer Reid: One Night In Prescot

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 1 August 2024
Folk is working class. Folk music has lost it?s way, and people have lost track of their geographical heritage. The working classes made music as a provocation and this is a tradition Jennifer continues. She is a performer of nineteenth cen...

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Friday 2 August 2024
?Wives may be merry, and yet honest too!??Sir John Falstaff, everyone?s favourite Shakespearean sleaze ball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his finances he plans to seduce the wives of two wealthy merchants. But, wise to his wily...

Rumplestiltskin

Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden
Saturday 3 August 2024
A long time ago, in a faraway land, there was a greedy King, a foolish Miller and a clever seamstress called Betsy... Although Betsy is clever, she can't turn straw into gold like the King demands - that is until Rumpelstiltskin arrives bri...

The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 August 2024
Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues ac...

Jon Culshaw in Conversation with Lady Ann Dodd

The Cockpit Theatre
Saturday 10 August 2024
A unique opportunity to hear about the life and career of Jon Culshaw and share some special Doddy backstage stories. Jon Culshaw is widely regarded by many as Britain's best impressionist with an unmatched versatility and a catalogue of ov...

Itch - Spoken Word Night

Cafe-Bar
Tuesday 13 August 2024
Itch is Shakespeare North Playhouse's monthly spoken word night. It is an inclusive, welcoming community space for both performers and audience alike. If you are a performer and are looking for a performance opportunity get in touch. You mi...

The Town Band of Bremen

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 13 - Wednesday 14 August 2024
The Town Band of Bremen follows the classic German tale of four farmyard animals; the donkey, the dog, the cat and the cockerel... Our story finds the animals at a loss when their beloved farmer has to let them go after the farm has been ro...

Shake-Scene Shakespeare

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 August 2024
?This high-stakes immediacy is what makes [Shake-Scene?s] work really magical.? Viv Groskop, The Stage. Thu 15 Aug, 6:30pmSat 17 Aug, 2pmFri 16 Aug, 6:30pmSat 17 Aug, 6:30pmClassic stories, rollercoaster emotions, beautiful words and sponta...

Shake-Scene Shakespeare Double Bill

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 August 2024
?This high-stakes immediacy is what makes [Shake-Scene?s] work really magical.? Viv Groskop, The Stage. Thu 15 Aug, 6:30pmSat 17 Aug, 2pmFri 16 Aug, 6:30pmSat 17 Aug, 6:30pmClassic stories, rollercoaster emotions, beautiful words and sponta...

Angelica Sprocket's Pockets

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 20 - Wednesday 21 August 2024
Angelica Sprocket lives next door. Her overcoat has pockets galore! And you'll never guess what's in them...?Prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket?s never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps...

Angelica Sprockets Pockets

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 20 - Wednesday 21 August 2024
Angelica Sprocket lives next door. Her overcoat has pockets galore! And you'll never guess what's in them...?Prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket?s never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps...

Alas Poor Yorick

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 August 2024
An entertaining excavation of work and political systems through the eyes of the gravediggers in Shakespeare?s Hamlet. Alas! Poor Yorick draws on David Graeber, Marx and popular culture to present a relentless critique of our institutional ...

A Midsummer Night's Dream - 440 Theatre

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 27 - Wednesday 28 August 2024
Four Forty Theatre are back with a British Summertime Shakespeare! Performing A Midsummer Night's Dream in one night by only four actors in one hour!?This is an exceptionally special, hilarious, speedy tour of one of Shakespeare?s arguably ...

Much Adogberry About Nothing

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 29 - Saturday 31 August 2024
Prepare for a twist in the tale of Much Ado About Nothing!Forget Hero and Claudio, because this time it?s all about Dogberry, Verges, and the city watch. Directed by Matt Holt and brought to life by People Zoo Productions, witness a fresh p...

Wine Tasting Evening

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 12 September - Thursday 14 November 2024
"Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people." - Henry VIII, Act I, Scene IVIndulge in the perfect pairing: Wine Tasting at Shakespeare North Playhouse!Raise your glass and immerse yourself in a world of flavours, as we samp...

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Friday 13 September - Saturday 5 October 2024
?Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake - it is everything except what it is.?Against all odds, a young couple fall in love. An intense, vibrant love that burns and ignites a powder keg wi...

Scratch - Spoken Word Night

Exhibition Centre
Tuesday 24 September - Tuesday 17 December 2024
Shakespeare North Playhouse's quarterly spoken word night is an inclusive, welcoming community space for both performers and audience alike. For Scratch we are looking for seasoned performers that are looking for opportunities to showcase t...

Who The F Is Shakespeare

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 24 September 2024
Following a sell-out run, four of Shakespeare's (in)famous characters are back for a national tour, and ready to tell their side of the story... Join them as they blow the dust off the classics to stage a multi-art form political occupation...

Jarman

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 26 - Friday 27 September 2024
Derek Jarman: film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, gay rights activist, writer? his influence remains as strong as it was on the day AIDS killed him in 1994. But his story, one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, has n...

Fables at the Kitchen Table

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Saturday 28 September 2024
What do beautiful songs, creative puppetry, music and a little bit of theatre magic make?Storyteller Soph has travelled all over the world collecting stories. But lately, she?s been spending more time at home? Luckily she?s discovered a fan...

The Dockers Unite

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 October 2024
In an alternate world. the mighty port of Liverpool is under siege... The Empress has withdrawn her naval forces and abandoned the city. When a docker leads a makeshift army of rival stevedore factions to defend the port, he sparks an unlik...

King Lear Retold

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Thursday 3 - Friday 4 October 2024
Tell me my daughters, which of you... doth love us most? An old king, afraid to be old.A daughter abandoned for speaking plainly. Two sisters warped by ill-treatment.A kingdom in turmoil. When Lear divides his kingdom into three, he puts an...

Divorced, Beheaded Died: An Audience with King Henry VIII

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 8 October 2024
'The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King'. This one-man...

All That Glitters

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 October 2024
A one person play about self-love and hope. Jessie?s got everything sorted, so when her friends hear that the Fab 5 are coming to London they lie about her perfect life in order to get her a spot on her favourite show. However, as she start...

Identity Crisis

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Friday 11 - Saturday 12 October 2024
What is it exactly that defines you?Identity is a complex and puzzling thing ? a conundrum for many. What is it exactly that defines you? The colour of your skin? The postcode in which you were born, or now reside? Religion?Phina Oruche is ...

Slave: A Question of Freedom

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot
Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 October 2024
This exceptional award-winning production tells Mende Nazer's inspirational story. Performed by an outstanding ensemble of eight actor-musicians it is a feast of storytelling, music and dance. It celebrates Mende's indomitable spirit, the b...

Love It If We Beat Them

The Cockpit Theatre
Friday 25 - Saturday 26 October 2024
What is power without principle? And what are principles without power? It's Spring 1996, Kevin Keegan's Newcastle United are riding high in the Premier League and Tony Blair's New Labour are gathering pace. Hope is in the air, and victory ...

Alice in Wonderland

The Cockpit Theatre
Friday 22 November - Tuesday 31 December 2024
Follow the White Rabbit into the Cockpit Theatre next Christmas and be welcomed back to Wonderland! Everything is as Alice remembered... or is it? Let Shakespeare North whisk you away to Wonderland with this marvellously whimsical festive t...
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