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Comedy in the Sir Ken Dodd Garden

The Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden at Shakespeare North Playhouse
The Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden at Shakespeare North Playhouse

Shakespeare North Playhouse has announced a programme of productions, music, and comedy for the The Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden.

The space was of course named in honour of the late comedian and much-loved performer, whose Trust gave £700,000 to the SNP project. The amphitheatre outdoor space of the award-winning Prescot venue provides a platform for developing talent.

The season kicks off with new musical comedy Twice Nightly, May 6-7. Rubbish Shakespeare return with their production of A Rubbish Midsummer Night's Dream, June 9-11. A Place For Us Theatre stage their Murder, Mayhem & Magic, June 15-18, set in the Court of Queen Elizabeth I and featuring iconic Shakespearean excerpts.

Imaginarium Theatre return with pirate show Treasure Island and the Last Lighthouse Keeper, July 14-16. Rubbish Shakespeare Company, now together with Wing It Improv, present The Incomplete Works, July21-23, a totally improvised play in honour of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Handlebard’s also return with thei high-octane production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, July 27-28 and rounding off the spring/summer season, Artsgroupie bring to life William Roscoe, one of England's first abolitionists and social activists, in A Portrait of William Roscoe, August 26-27.

More info and tickets here


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