Shakespeare Is Coming To Spinningfields

May 23, 2014

Spinningfields is the place to be this summer, with the new Lawn Club and Screenfields and now it is set to offer even more al fresco entertainment on The Lawns. They will be showing the first ever open air Shakespeare performances in conjunction with GB Theatre Company.

Two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, Macbeth and A Comedy of Errors will be performed on The Lawns to an audience of 400 people in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.


The performances will take place over the 18th-20th July; Comedy of Errors will be on Friday 18th at 7.30pm and a matinee performance on Saturday 19th; Macbeth will take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th at 7.30pm. Deck chairs will be available on a first come, first person basis but visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic blankets.

Shakespeare 2

The GB Theatre Company was founded in 2010 and produces some of the country’s most spectacular open air theatre. Bringing classic plays to audiences around the UK and Europe, it has quickly gained an excellent reputation for staging outstanding drama. This is the first time the company will have included Manchester within its tour, with The Lawns at Spinningfields providing the perfect venue!

The cast for both performances includes Joyce Branagh, the sister of Kenneth Branagh who co-directed Macbeth at last years Manchester International Festival. She will play Lady Macbeth, alongside Mia Keadell, Aonghus Weber and Jenny Johns to name but a few.


Jenny Johns


Mia Keadell


Aonghus Weber


Joyce Branagh 

Tickets are now on sale via the website and expected to sell-out quickly. Tickets cost £18 for adults and £14 for OAP’s and children (under 16)


By Emily Parker

First 3 images from Echo PR

Head shot images from GB Theatre Company

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