Summer 2010 in Liverpool can be unofficially called the summer of Shakespeare. Not only are we putting on our grand production of Romeo And Juliet with Merseyside Community Theatre but local community theatre group Liverpool Network Theatre are holding two special outdoor performances of – what else for this time of year – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A firm favourite amongst Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is full of folly, foolishness and mischievious fairies. It is the perfect summertime comedy, made even more so by being brought out in the open – almost replicating the play’s setting of a forest – in the surroundings of Lowlands Hall, West Derby and Reynolds Park, Woolton.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream means something to us all. Magical, mildly menacing mayhem mingles with more than a little merry-making and magnificent manipulation. It’s Shakespeare. and it’s fun!”
Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the performances as well as the great outdoors, but whether rain or shine (hopefully the sun will be shining) you are bound to be captivated by one of Shakespeare’s finest stories. Make a day of it and pack a picnic; some seating may be provided but you are advised to bring your own rugs/low-backed garden chairs to ensure a comfortable show.
Performances will be taking place at Lowlands Hall, West Derby (Liverpool L12 7JG) on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July at 3pm and at Reynolds Park (starting in the Walled Garden), Woolton (Liverpool L25) on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July at 3pm.
So why not whet your appetite for MCT’s Romeo and Juliet by getting into the Shakespeare groove and snapping up some tickets?
Tickets are priced £5 and £7, available from News At Nowhere (Telephone: 0151 708 7270) – Mondays-Saturdays: 10am-5.45pm.
For more information, visit the Liverpool Network Theatre group website.