Fairytale production comes to Prescot

Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed in Prescot
Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed in Prescot

An award-winning theatre group is working in partnership with Shakespeare North to perform an open air production in Prescot Parish Church.

The performance of Midsum mer Night’s Dream will be staged in the beautiful 15th century church on Saturday, May 30, Sunday, May 31 and June 6.

Gaynor La Rocca, Artistic Director of MATE Productions, is working with Shakespeare North to develop and lead their community engagement and is launching the programme in the summer of 2015 with this exciting three way partnership between MATE Productions, Shakespeare North and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Community engagement also includes an exciting programme of free arts and craft workshops in local schools where children will make dream catchers and magical artefacts to hang on the trees and transform the woodlands into a midsummer’s fairyland.

Families are being encouraged to bring their children to performances dressed as flower fairies or naughty sprites.

There will be face-painters before the show and during the interval and children can choose fairy flower designs or the tribal markings of a sprite.