Manchester is famed for its culture. And Mancunians love nothing much more than mixing culture with booze, especially in the rare sunshine. Needing no introduction, Shakespear can be watched from the comfort of The Lawn Club or The Long Bar, Spinningfields this summer.

In conjunction with GB Theatre Company, Spinningfields is set to offer even more al fresco entertainment on The Lawns, with its first ever open air Shakespeare performances.

Two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, tragedy Macbeth and comedy A Comedy of Errors will be performed, with Macbeth taking place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July and A Comedy of Errors on Friday 18th and a matinee performance on Saturday 19th.

Founded in 2010, GB Theatre Company 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, with a space for up to 400 theatre goers.

The cast for both performances includes sister of Kenneth Branagh, Joyce Branagh as Lady Macbeth, alongside Mia Keadell, Aonghus Weber and Jenny Johns to name but a few.

Performed in traditional costume with little or no set, the plays will be performed in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.


Tickets cost £18 for adults and £14 for OAP’s and children (under 16), with performances starting at 7.30pm in the evening and 2.30pm for the matinee.

Tickets are now on sale via the website and expected to sell-out quickly:

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