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Rubbish Shakespeare

Rubbish Shakespeare

Contact Information

Darwen Library Theatre
Knott Street
Darwen
Lancashire
BB3 3BU

Tel: 01254 706006

Runaways. Fairies. Goblins… Water Pistols!?! Look out, it’s Rubbish Shakespeare!!!

Athens. The past. Four idiots enter wearing bed sheets for togas. With rubbish props, silly wigs and a ladder, they attempt to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an hour. And fail. Miserably. With hilarious results!

Described as ‘like Horrible Histories but funnier’ (Primary Times), this Dream is an anarchic, slapstick, all-ages comedy that promises belly laughs for the whole family. Expect bubble guns, mop heads, chair legs, cardboard cutout cast members, lightsabers and a frankly pitiful attempt at ‘magic!’

Perfect as an introduction to Shakespeare or for any Shakespeare enthusiast. They’ll make a mess of this Dream, even if it bruises them.

‘There are bed sheet togas, water pistols, lightsabers, scary wigs and mop head lion’s manes. It’s pure rubbish… and you’ll love every minute’ ★★★★★ Wee Review

‘I’m a firm believer that when you take the kids to see a show, you can tell if it’s good or not purely by watching their expressions. These performers had their young audience eating out of the palms of their hands’ Number 9

Road Directions

Darwen Library Theatre is situated in Darwen town centre on the junction between School Street and Knott Street. From M65, approach along the Main road into Darwen, turning left into Union Street, then right into Knott Street. From Bolton, approach along main road into Darwen town centre, turn right along Church Street past Darwen Bus Station, follow the road round toward Railway Road, and turn left onto School Street.

Public Transport Directions

There are regular buses between Blackburn, Bolton, and Darwen. Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of local public transport from where you live 01254 688040. Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area) or  National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

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Tickets£8.00 per ticket

Age Guidance: 4 - 104

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