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Yosser0_0:
Shakespeare North Playhouse aims to bring people together to participate in a unique programme of performance, activities and conversations, inspired by Shakespeare and relevant to all of us.

At its heart is a traditional 470 seat timber framed Shakespearean theatre that will host a mix of vibrant new performances. Theatre, music, comedy, workshops, events and activities will spill out into the exhibition gallery, Studio and Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden, creating an accessible space full of joy and creativity, where everyone is welcome.

Inspired by Prescotís historic connections to William Shakespeare and a real love of storytelling, Shakespeare North Playhouse will play a key role in the ongoing regeneration of Knowsley; a place full of brilliant people with a story to tell.

Working together with audiences, artists and its local communities, the creative programme, learning opportunities and social spaces will help to open doors, invite debate and inspire a love of learning that will reach far beyond the walls of Shakespeare North Playhouse.

https://shakespearenorthplayhouse.co.uk/about-us/

I've been hearing a few positive stories about this place, so I thought I'd give it a try. We've booked to see 'Bouncers' next month. Probably the last time I went to the Theatre was to see 'Hobson's Choice' at the Liverpool Empire when I was at school. Star of the show was Stephanie Turner (Juliet Bravo), I'm guessing times have changed since then so I don't know what to expect!
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HaHa, managed to find a picture of a poster from back in the day!

Craig S:
Yes, I have been a couple of times. I think when they first opened, they were selling out regularly - but have been struggling to sell out the last 6 months. I tried to book for the Ricky Tomlinson / Sue Johnson night, but I didn't manage to get any.

First one I went to see was A Midsummer Night's Dream - It was a modern take on it, and was nice to see a shakespeare play with everyone having northern accents.

If you want a pre show meal, book into Pinion. Garys Ushers restaurant, it's 2 mins walk away and does a decent priced pre theatre set menu.
https://www.pinionbistro.com/

Yosser0_0:

--- Quote from: Craig S on January 16, 2024, 09:16:16 am ---Yes, I have been a couple of times. I think when they first opened, they were selling out regularly - but have been struggling to sell out the last 6 months. I tried to book for the Ricky Tomlinson / Sue Johnson night, but I didn't manage to get any.

First one I went to see was A Midsummer Night's Dream - It was a modern take on it, and was nice to see a shakespeare play with everyone having northern accents.

If you want a pre show meal, book into Pinion. Garys Ushers restaurant, it's 2 mins walk away and does a decent priced pre theatre set menu.
https://www.pinionbistro.com/

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They have been offering a few 'Pay what you decide' tickets but they seem to go quite fast, however the play we are going to hasn't sold out. I notice that they are asking for people to donate and I've heard that they do collections after the show. I hope that isn't a sign that they might be struggling financially?

We've chosen Maturo for the pre show meal, my sister knows the owners and its supposed to be really good. 

https://prescot.maturo.uk/

It's years since I've been to Prescot, I used to work at the BICC site there. It sounds like its all 'been done up' with some nice places to go for a meal and a drink. It looks like the old Hall Lane factory is now a housing estate, mind you it did need knocking down to be honest.
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Only Me:
Itís a boss place.

Been several times and itís always been well attended. Really hope itís not struggling, but itís not just a theatre - itís part run by one of the Liverpool Unis as an educational establishment too.

All the on street and council car parking in prescot has been free for a while, and Pinion is fucking ace.

10 mins from ours - itís a no brainer v town for us as a night out to be honest.

Yosser0_0:
Great night out, the pubs, the meal and the theatre.

The play itself was absolutely hilarious, if you've ever been clubbing in the 80s then this one is for you. Definitely not politically correct but factually accurate though.
 ;D 

https://www.youtube.com/v/bilVmoJNUsQ

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