A WIRRAL farm is hosting an open-air Shakespearean theatre show to raise funds for a North West housing and homelessness charity.

On Wednesday, August 31, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men touring company will perform William Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It, in Claremont Farm in Bebington.

Funds raised from the sunset performance will go towards helping homelessness charity Shelter's frontline services which provide free help to thousands of people facing homelessness in the North West.

Pauline Cox, Regional Community Fundraiser for Shelter Merseyside, said: “This special outdoor performance of As You Like It is set to be a spectacular evening.

Wirral Globe:

“By coming along the community can enjoy a night of original Shakespearean comedy in the open air, while helping Shelter to continue to be there for people who don’t have anywhere safe to call home.

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who buys a ticket and comes along to this event, and we can’t thank The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and Claremont Farm enough for their support in making this dazzling night of theatre possible.”

As You Like It tells the story of Rosalind who is banished to the Forest of Arden and joined by her cousin Celia.

While in exile, the heroines find love in the most curious of disguises.

Free from the constraints of their former lives, lovers tussle, wits, and fools spar, familial bonds are challenged, and everyone wrestles with what it really means to be yourself.

While in exile, they become exultant as true love and true identity are found in the forest.

The show is described as a “rustic romance, packed with music and laughs that will keep you smiling from start to finish”.

Ticket holders must bring their own chairs and dress for the weather as the show will continue in all but the very worst conditions. Food and a cash bar are available on site.

Gates open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm with a running time of two hours 15 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Early bird tickets are £15 each and are available until July 31 at: www.sheltermerseyside.org.uk