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Much Ado … About Nothing?

Crosby’s Soroptimists have enjoyed their first visit to the Shakespeare North Playhouse.

On the bill at this magnificent timber framed Shakespearean theatre in Prescot was ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

The four performers were members of The HandleBards – Shakespearean actors who cycle from venue to venue with their set, props and costumes.

Described as “Unhinged and bonkers … laugh-out-loud…”, this production lived up to the hype. The youngsters in their school groups for this matinee performance really enjoyed the whole experience – even if the finer points of the plot passed them by.

Soroptimist Ann McCracken who organised the visit said: “It was delightful to watch the play in the Cockpit Theatre – it is such a lovely venue.

“We then sat in the sun in the Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden, talking about two ‘masters’ whose whole lives centred on the English language.”