All posts tagged "William Shakespeare"

  • Summer Cultural Season Underway in Prescot

    (Press release) It’s almost time for the Prescot Festival, and already the summer season of culture and entertainment has begun. On 4 May hundreds of visitors were whisked back in time at the town’s most successful Elizabethan...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Romeo & Juliet Coming to Prescot This June, July

    The world’s most famous love story is coming to Prescot on 15 June. Imaginarium Theatre, the Prescot-based company known until recently as MATE Productions, is staging William Shakespeare’s tale of romance, revenge and rivalry in the woodlands...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Voting Now Open on Shakespeare North Prescot Street Name

    A competition to name the street in front of Prescot’s new Shakespeare North Playhouse is now in its final stage. A shortlist of six Shakespeare-inspired names, along with reasons for the suggestions, is being put to the...

    • Posted June 26, 2018
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  • Shakespeare-inspired Micropub to Open Valentine’s Day

    Prescot’s first micropub will open on Wednesday 14 February. The Bard micropub at 57 High Street officially welcomes its first customers at 4pm on Valentine’s Day. The opening day theme will be ‘Shakespeare in Love.’ Inspired by...

    • Posted February 9, 2018
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  • Prescot Theatre Dig Turns up Historical Artefacts

    Archaeologists have unearthed items dating from the 15th to 17th centuries during preparatory work on the site of Prescot’s new theatre. Pieces of kitchenware, earthenware, storage jars and fragments of a tobacco pipe were among the artefacts...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Shakespeare North Confirms Key Appointments in Prescot Theatre Bid

    The Prescot Playhouse is a step closer to construction, following the appointment of architects and engineers to work on the project. Shakespeare North plan to build an educational complex, with a 350-seat Elizabethan cockpit theatre (pictured) at its...

    • Posted November 11, 2016
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  • Prescot Festival Short Story Winner Revealed

    A Haydock woman scooped £100 and had her writing published online in the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. Maureen McEvoy wrote about the hapless Henry, who finds a novel solution to his marital misery. The short...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • 2016 Prescot Festival Audience Tops 1,600

    The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has attracted a combined audience of over 1,600 for the first time since it was founded, in 2005. The 10-day event opened with a swing band and ended with...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Comes to Prescot

    (Press release: MATE productions) Award-winning MATE Productions (Best of Liverpool Theatre’s 2012, Knowsley Artistic Group of the Year 2014) in partnership with Shakespeare North and the RSC Open Stages programme present this spectacular promenade indoor and outdoor production, premiering in...

    • Posted April 30, 2015
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  • Prescot’s Shakespearean Mural Repaired

    Prescot’s Shakespearean mural is being repaired this week. Town centre shoppers were shocked to see the wall art, on the corner of Leyland and Eccleston Streets, was peeling away earlier this month. The combination of rain and heavy...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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