A 27-YEAR-OLD actor had to train at circus school to prepare for his current role alongside Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

David Moost, from Haresfinch, who recently starred in the historic biopic Peterloo, is gracing the London stage as the mischievous Puck alongside Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth).

And he had to learn aerial acrobatics to land the role.

The iconic play, which is being performed in London's Bridge Theatre until August 31, is performed with a modern take.

His “very, very proud” mum Pam Moorst, said: "He is playing Puck which is one of the leading roles and when went to the press night in June I was just blown away.

"David went to a prestigious circus school in London for three months previous to rehearsals for the play, to be trained on silks as his role involves acrobatics as well as acting.

"This is his first professional Shakespeare role and I couldn't believe my eyes.

"He was up on those silks, twisting and turning as though he'd been doing these kind of acrobatic routines for years.

"I know how hard he has worked to enable him to perform such a difficult role and he just made it look so easy and delivering Shakespearean verse in his own northern accent too.

"The whole cast and show are absolutely fabulous.

"The play will also be shown in Cinemas for National Theatre Live on October 17, so I will get to see the play again on our St Helens Cineworld. How cool is that."