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Enjoy Rubbish Shakespeare at Prescot ahead of Edinburgh run


The Rubbish Shakespeare Company and Wing It - Impro are bringing their hilarious The Incomplete Works to Prescot before heading for the Edinburgh Frings.

The totally improvised Shakespeare play is aimed at youngsters aged six and over, and their families, and is billed as a fantastic introduction both to the work of the Bard and also to the world of improvisation.

The touring version of the show comes to the Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden at Shakespeare North Playhouse from this Friday to Sunday, July 21-23.

When William Shakespeare fails to turn up with the script for his new play, his long-suffering cast are forced to ‘wing it’ and make it up, live, on the spot - after a few suggestions from the audience that is.

What follows is a whirlwind of creative chaos, costume changes, bizarre characters, timeless Tudor dancing and an inventive use of household props.

The mixture of clowning, physical theatre, mime and storytelling is accompanied by live music from award-winning musician Danny Bradley.

Director Mark Smith, from Wing It – Impro, says: “It's been brilliant working with RubSC for this special 400th anniversary.

“I thought creating a fully improvised Shakespeare show would be the biggest achievement, but what’s been even more rewarding is watching families experience spontaneous theatre together, for the first time, and opening their eyes to a new way of telling stories. The children really love the fact we’re playing, just like they do on the playground.”

Meanwhile Rubbish Romeo and Juliet will be staged at Liverpool’s Bombed Out Church on July 27 as part of this year’s Liverpool Theatre Festival before, again, being taken to the 2023 Fringe.

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company was formed by three Liverpool John Moores University graduates in 2007, while Wing It - Impro is run by Mark Smith, former artistic director of Spike Theatre and also an LJMU alumnus.

Catch The Incomplete Works at Shakespeare North Playhouse from July 21-23. More HERE

See Rubbish Romeo and Juliet at Liverpool Theatre Festival on July 27. Details and tickets HERE

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