Canning MP Andrew Hastie to host free Shakespeare competition this weekend

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The finals of Andrew Hastie’s Canning Shakespeare Competition will be held this Saturday at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

Twelve students from around Canning will perform monologues from the works of Shakespeare before a panel of judges.

Prizes include tickets to Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and prize money up to $1000.

This year’s finalists include students from schools including Frederick Erwin Anglican School, Austin Cove Baptist College, Pinjarra Senior High School and Mandurah Baptist College.

“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Canning Shakespeare Competition,” Mr Hastie said.

“Each year we get to showcase the talent and passion of young people from the Peel region. This year’s finalists of a very high standard – it’s going to be an enjoyable morning.

“The performances and morning tea are all free to the public. I urge all members of the local community to come along and encourage these young dramatists from the Peel region.”

The event will be at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s Fishtrap Theatre from 9am, with a morning tea at 9.30am and the competition starting at 10.35am.