Calderstones hosts Globe's open air Julius Caesar


Shakespeare’s Globe returns to The Reader at Calderstones next month to perform in the mansion house’s historic art deco garden theatre.

The new touring production of Julius Caesar will be staged on June 3-4 and is the first time the Globe has visited the venue in five years.

Director Diane Page said: “I’m so excited to bring my production of Julius Caesar straight from the Globe theatre in London to tour across the UK. These past few years have revealed more than ever how betrayal, division, and cunning rhetoric are not just traits belonging to Ancient Rome.

“I look forward bringing this production to The Reader performed against the breath-taking backdrop of Calderstones Park.”

Julius Caesar is one of a number of open-air theatre productions being staged by companies across the city over the summer including Speke Hall, where visitors can see Twelfth Night, The Gunpowder Plot and Much Ado About Nothing, and Sefton Park Palm House which is the backdrop for Illyria’s versions of Pirates of Penzance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Peter Pan.

Meanwhile Imaginarium Theatre brings The Yarn to St Nicholas Church Garden, Reynolds Park and Sudley House gardens.

Julius Caesar is at Calderstones Mansion from June 3-4. Standard tickets are £16. More information and book HERE