Claremont Farm is hosting an outdoor theater performance to help raise money for the homeless

A WIRRAL farm is putting on an outdoor Shakespearean theater performance to raise money for a North West housing and homelessness charity.

On Wednesday August 13, touring company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will present William Shakespeare’s comedy, As you like itat Claremont Farm in Bebington.

Funds raised from the sunset performance will be used to help the frontline services of Shelter, a homeless charity, which provides 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 by As you like it promises to be a spectacular evening.

“By coming, the community can enjoy an evening of original Shakespearian comedy outdoors, while helping Shelter continue to be there for people who have no safe place to call home.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who buys a ticket and attends this event, and we cannot thank The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and Claremont Farm enough for their support in making this dazzling evening of theater possible.”

As you like it tells the story of Rosalind who is banished to the Forest of Arden and joined by her cousin Celia.

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

Freed from the constraints of their past lives, lovers fight, wits and fools argue, family ties are questioned, and each grapples with what it really means to be yourself.

During their exile, they exult as true love and true identity are found in the forest.

The show is described as a “rustic romance, filled with music and laughter that will have you smiling from start to finish”.

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

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. with a duration of two hours and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

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