LORD Chamberlain’s Men touring company will perform William Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It, at Claremont Farm in Bebington next month.

The event, which will take place on Wednesday 31 August, is being held to help raise funds for the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter.

Homelessness is a major issue in the North West and charities such as Shelter are needed now more than ever.

More than 12,500 people in the region, including more than 5,500 children, were officially recorded as homeless at the end of last year. This includes people sleeping rough on the streets and families living in temporary accommodation.

The show is in an open-air theatre, performed by an all-male cast, with Elizabethan costumes, music, and dance.

Funds raised from the performance will help Shelter’s frontline services to continue providing free and expert help to thousands of people facing homelessness, as well helping the charity to campaign for lasting change.

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Pauline Cox, Regional Community Fundraiser for Shelter Merseyside, said: “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.

“Shelter’s work to fight the housing emergency, and provide practical help and advice to people, is vital. Our emergency helpline is open 365 days a year so that no-one has to face homelessness alone – but we cannot continue to do this without the amazing support of the public and our partners.

“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.”

Ticket holders must bring their own chair 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 promptly 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 31st July here.