Morecambe’s Bard By The Beach festival has plenty to offer

Adrian Burrows and Sophie Webster, part of the organising team at The Bard By The Beach.
Adrian Burrows and Sophie Webster, part of the organising team at The Bard By The Beach.

Morecambe will be treated to the very first Shakespeare Festival this weekend with a range of activities and events taking place.

The Bard By The Beach: Morecambe Shakespeare Festival will take place over the weekend of April 22-24. There are 13 theatrical productions taking place including adaptations of The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

There is also an evening of showstopping Shakespeare. A celebration of the songs from the shows based on the Bard’s works; a Shakespearean murder mystery at Morecambe Library, wine tasting, comedy dinner theatre at the iconic Midland Hotel and a Shakespeare slam which will bring the sonnets of Shakespeare up-to-date in the hands of award winning poets.

Theatre is not the only entertainment to enjoy over the weekend as puppet shows, author events, orchestral Shakespeare, workshops and even a midnight matinee of ‘Theatre of Blood’ at the historic Winter Gardens Theatre will be on offer to whet your appetite and discover just how diverse the works of The Bard really are.

If all that is not enough to tempt you, the historical and artisan market will be open throughout the festival at The Platform, with birds of prey, a hog roast and a variety of stalls.

The Haffner Orchestra will also be playing at the Midland Hotel on Sunday April 24 at 1pm-2.45pm and 3.15pm-4pm. The orchestra will be playing a sample before their show on Saturday June 18.

For more details and tickets call 01524 419486 or visit www.bardbythebeach.co.uk/