Welcome to the Hillbark Players website
"Bringing open-air Shakespeare to the Wirral"
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In 2015 Hillbark Players were named by the Liverpool Echo on The Wirral Bucket List - one of 75 things to do before you die!!!
45. Watch open air Shakespeare in Royden Park with the Hillbark Players
Hillbark Players are the longest-established open-air Shakespeare company in the North West and their performances are a summer treat for Shakespeare lovers.
Hillbark Players is the leading presenter of open-air Shakespeare in the North West. The Company was founded in 1964 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and apart from a short break in the early 1970's, Hillbark Players has presented a production every other year since.
2019 was our 27th major production.
Our major productions are always presented in a traditional way and the best local talent is sought, both to perform and to provide technical support. A purpose-built 510 seat theatre is created in Royden Park, Frankby - a public park just outside West Kirby on the Wirral. Theatre quality lighting is installed and all seats are under cover - it is only the actors who get wet - occasionally!
On alternate years we sometimes present a smaller scale revue-style production where the audience need to bring a seat, a picnic and maybe an umbrella.
The most frequently used adjective to describe the full Hillbark experience is 'magical' and in June 2019 we were delighted to share this magic with you once again.
Keep watching the website for details of future productions..
|An aerial view of our arena - taken in June 2017|