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Wirral Community Shakespeare: Two Extra Performances of The Winter’s Tale

Written by jen, 21st August 2008

The FREE tickets for all of the original performances of Wirral Community Shakespeare's open-air production of The Winter's Tale in Birkenhead Park ran-out last week. Tickets for the performances have been in such high demand that The Reader Organisation has decided to stage TWO EXTRA performances, releasing 600 more FREE tickets.

The two extra performances will be on Thursday 28th August at 7.45pm and a matinee on Friday 29th August at 2pm. The tickets are FREE and will be available from 10am today, Thursday 21st August, at Birkenhead Park Pavilion (can be obtained from 10am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday thereafter). There are also a few more tickets available for the three original performances (Friday 29th August at 7.45pm, Saturday 30th August at 2pm and 7.45pm). Be quick, they'll be snapped-up!

Cast members in rehearsals

The Wirral Community Shakespeare Project is community led; it was an idea that came from members of Get Into Reading groups. Twenty-eight members of the Birkenhead community join professional actors and crew, Coronation Street's Pauline Fleming (starring as Paulina) and Brookside's Neil Caple (Director) to put on a performance that aims to make Shakespeare more accessible to more people. Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets and the project's engagement with the community, this production proves to be successful in reaching out to new audiences - spectators and participants. 

Posted by Jen Tomkins

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