Macbeth 2011-Merry Wives set

Welcome to the Hillbark Players website
"Bringing open-air Shakespeare to the Wirral"

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    Our 2015 production is
 "Much Ado About Nothing"
           Tickets now on sale-click here

Directed by Martin Riley, it will presented in the open air at Royden Park, Frankby  -  all seats under cover as usual.

  From Monday 22nd June - Saturday 27th June 2015


      Our previous production



                   Hillbark Players are linked with the
                     50th anniversary of 'Doctor Who'


Hillbark Players celebrates its 50 birthday this year

Who are we?

Hillbark Players is the leading presenter of open-air Shakespeare in the North West. The Company was founded in 1964 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and apart from a short break in the early 1970's, Hillbark Players has presented a production every other year since.

2015 will be our 25th Production.

Our major productions are always presented in a traditional way and the best local talent is sought, both to perform and to provide technical support.  A purpose-built 450-seat theatre is created in Royden Park, Frankby - a public park just outside West Kirby on the Wirral. Theatre quality lighting is installed and all seats are under cover - it is only the actors who get wet - occasionally!  

On alternate years we sometimes present a smaller scale revue-style production where the audience need to bring a seat, a picnic and maybe an umbrella.

The most frequently used adjective to describe the full Hillbark experience is 'magical' and we look forward to June 2015 to share this magic with you again.

Book your tickets now- click here

Past Productions

2013 - The Merchant of Venice

2012 - From Shakespeare With Love

2011 - The Merry Wives of Windsor

2010 - The Shakespeare Revue

2009 - Macbeth

2007 - As You Like It

2005 - The Taming of the Shrew

2003 - The Comedy of Errors

2001 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

1998 - The Winter's Tale

1996 - Twelfth Night

1994 - Romeo and Juliet

1992 - The Merry Wives of Windsor

1990 - Much Ado About Nothing

1988 - The Tempest

1986 - The Merchant of Venice

1984 - Love's Labours Lost

1982 - As You Like It

1980 - Two Gentlemen of Verona

1978 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

1976 - The Comedy of Errors

1968 - Twelfth Night

1967 - The Merry Wives of Windsor

1966 - The Taming of the Shrew

1965 - Romeo and Juliet

1964 - Much Ado About Nothing

1960 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
- from the foreunners of Hillbark Players


Here are some related sites which you might find useful:-

*Hillbark Hotel
*Royden Park

*Shakespeare's Globe
*Royal Shakespeare Company
*The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
*Wikepedia entry for William Shakespeare
*Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust
*Shakespeare Online
*Costume Resources - A Guide to Shakespeare
*William Shakespeare - Theater Inspirations
'Shakespeare North'

*Riverside Players
*Carlton Players
*Bebington Dramatic Society
*Hand in Hand Theatre
*Nick Sample-Graphic Designer