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TOP AWARD FOR WIRRAL THEATRE GROUP
Hand in Hand Theatre are celebrating receiving yet another award to add to their trophy shelf for 2016. The Wirral Globe newspaper has awarded them A WIRRAL ARTS AMBASSADOR AWARD to celebrate all their achievements; especially for their work with Shakespeare. The group have been associated with the RSC Open Stages project since 2012, presenting Shakespeare-themed productions that have been performed not only across Wirral but also across England.
Always known for their innovative concepts and new writing projects this year’s production R.I.P. Mr Shakespeare was a comedy cavalcade of Shakespearean quotes seen through the eyes of The Bard’s disgruntled servant. The script was written by Artistic Director Bev Clark and co-director Keith Hill, who also played the part of Dennis the servant. After winning the Leverhulme Drama Festival in April, they went on to win the semi-final of the All England Theatre Festival and then went to the English Finals in Maidenhead bringing home the trophy for “exceptional creativity”. Then in the summer Hand in Hand were invited to perform at the week-long National Drama Festival Association’s All Winners final. Finally, they came back to St George’s hall in Liverpool and received five star reviews.
The script is now published by New Flight Publications on Scripts4Stage.com and available to buy on Amazon and has already been taken up by a youth group on The Isle of Man.
Hand in Hand are now rehearsing an entertainment for The Hoylake and West Kirby Roundtable Charity and starting to plan a production for 2018 when they will be celebrating their tenth anniversary.
photo by Tristan Mullany (WAPS)
"A triumphant celebration of clowning and physical theatre"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
NORTH WEST END
"I literally had goosebumps"★ ★ ★ ★ ★
NORTH WEST END
"such stuff as dreams are made on"★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Fun, frivoulous & littered with dark humour"
"An affectionate and humourous tribute to the Bard"
Just some of the glowing 5 star reviews we have received.
Please follow the links below to read the reviews in full.
Hot of the stage - Wirral actors hand in hand for slick tribute to Shakespeare - Peter Grant - Wirral Globe
R.I.P Mr Shakespeare - St George's Hall Liverpool - Alan Harbottle - North West End.
R.I.P Mr Shakespeare at St George's Hall - Natalie Denny - Urbanista UK
R.I.P Mr Shakespeare Review - Colin Sergent - Nerve Magazine