Liverpool Shakespeare Festival Opens 25 August

This summer sees the highly anticipated return of the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival; the festival, brainchild of Lodestar Theatre Company, starts on the 25th August and closes on 11th September 2011. The centrepiece of the 2011 festival is Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet which will be performed in St George’s Hall Small Concert Room.

Launching in 2006 the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival has gone on to become bigger and better each year and for 2011 each of the productions take place in one of Liverpool’s most iconic structures, St. Georges Hall, putting the Liverpool in the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival.

Alongside Romeo and Juliet, the festival will also entail a unique twist on Richard III and a series of youth arts projects with Breathe, Wake, Belong; a collection of three performances based on the history of gang culture in Liverpool during the 19th century Liverpool.

Three participatory projects.

BREATHE – Songs inspired by life, love and Liverpool

WAKE  – Original, explosive contemporary dance

BELONG  – A new play about the gangs of ‘’Savage Liverpool’

On the last night of the festival, we present  a unique Shakespearian experiment.
25 companies  will each prepare a randomly selected scene in the style of their choice .
Then we’ll bring them all together for a single performance of Richard III unlike any other!
100 terrified performers. 3 evil judges. Not a single rehearsal.
SHAKESPEARE WITH NO HOLDS BARD. 11th September. 7.30pm

Book tickets now – Full details on the website: www.liverpoolshakespearefestival.com

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