Shakespeare’s Birthplace will be hosting a house party with a twist, as part of national Museums at Night festival.

On 1 and 2 November, outrageous characters from yesteryear will come to life for a House Party on Henley Street, featuring mischievous hosts Puck and Ariel, who will travel through time to introduce guests to a motley crew for a social with the neighbours.

Guests are invited to revel in the historic building and the famous street on which it stands, with a chance to enjoy performances and play a part in the quest to shape Shakespeare’s destiny. House Party on Henley Street is commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and presented by Bristol-based creative company, Compass Presents.

Philippa Walusimbi, creative programme co-ordinator at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust said “We’re excited to offer local people a chance to explore this historic building in a whole new light. It’s a great opportunity to do something different in Stratford, and what better way to celebrate Halloween weekend than to party at Shakespeare’s pad!”

There will be three performances each evening — 5.30pm, 7pm and 8.30pm, with each lasting around 90 minutes. Tickets cost £16 per adult and include food and drink, fancy dress optional. The event is supported by Arts Council England.

For more information and to book tickets, see www.shakespeare.org.uk/whatson.

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