The Serious Nonsense Festival

august, 2022

19augAll Day21The Serious Nonsense Festival

Event Details

Three days of incredible street theatre, live music, comedy and family entertainment.

Featuring renowned children’s authors Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Michael Rosen, Sarah Asuquo and John Dougherty.

Shakespeare North Playhouse and Prescot Town Centre will be packed with nonsense for this massive three-day adventure celebrating Edward Lear’s connection to Knowsley.

Experience Prescot as never before with giant birdcages, a 50 ft sperm whale, an extraordinary ‘Hippochondriac Hippopotamus’ , the smallest Hotel in the world and much more. You can even watch a real-life owl and pussycat tell tales of the sea in their own pea green boat!

There will be live music and comedy and a very special programme of readings, performances and talks. This is a weekend not to be missed – for all ages!

The Serious Nonsense Festival is programmed by Bev Ayre for Knowsley Borough of Culture in association with Writing on the Wall (WoW) and Milapfest.



august 19 (Friday) - 21 (Sunday)


Prescot Town Centre and The Shakespeare North Playhouse

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