A season of classic Shakespeare plays will take place at St George’s Hall Liverpool to mark the 400th Anniversary of the Bard’s death.
Appropriately entitled, Where There’s A Will, the season features four of The Bard’s most popular plays which will be staged in the stunning Concert Room at the iconic venue.
Where There’s A Will is being presented by Chalice Media Limited and starts with Macbeth (24th to 28th April). It will be followed by The Tempest (3rd and 4th June); Romeo And Juliet (2nd and 3rd July); and Much Ado About Nothing (3rd to 5th August).
Macbeth will launch the Where There’s A Will programme with Chalice Media’s dark and disturbing, diesel-punk-inspired adaptation. Frantic, fuelled and wholly engaging, this is a contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most explosive tragedies.
Sean Goss who is studying Performing Arts at City of Liverpool College plays Macbeth and LIPA Graduate Charlotte Graves plays Lady Macbeth, and they both head up a very talented cast.
During the Macbeth run, Chalice Media Limited will also stage another first for St George’s Hall – Walking The Bard: The Shakespeare Experience. These guided tours will invite visitors to step inside the mind of the master playwright during this special 400th anniversary celebration and experience the darkest regions of genius in the catacombs of one of Liverpool’s most celebrated buildings.
Walking The Bard: The Shakespeare Experience tours will start on 23rd April as part of the city’s St George’s Day celebrations at St George’s Hall – and appropriately the same date on which Shakespeare was born and also died. The tours will be daily from 23rd April until 28th April at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, with tickets at £15.
Laura Harris, Director of Chalice Media Limited, commented: “We’re extremely excited to announce the Where There’s A Will season and Walking The Bard catacombs tours at St George’s Hall. It’s the perfect historic setting to celebrate the works of The Bard, coinciding on such a historic date to mark Shakespeare’s death. We’re having a lot of fun developing the season and we cannot wait to entertain audiences in the beautiful Concert Room. Our Macbeth has a number of adaptations and twists throughout. We’ve really tried to approach the text from a new and different angle, adding to the psychological depth of the play and really placing the emphasis on the idea of choices and consequences relating to the individual characters rather than simply chalking it up to the traditional mystical elements of the play – there’s no more ‘the witches made me do it’.”