ACTOR David Moorst is excited a hometown crowd will be able to watch him perform as Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream production in London, when it is shown at cinemas across the country, writes Kelsey Maxwell.

David Moost, from Haresfinch, who starred in the historic biopic Peterloo, landed the role as the mischievous Puck alongside Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) for the London production.

As part of National Theatre Live, one of their performances was recorded and will air for one night only in cinemas across the UK, including Cineworld St Helens on Thursday, October 17.

David, 27, who is set currently preparing for his latest production in Manchester’s Exchange Theatre called Light Falls, said: “I’m really looking forward for people back home who could not make it to London to see the show which hopefully they will love.

“I have to admit I wasn’t a huge Shakespeare fan before reading the script for this and honestly this changed my mind because of how lively it is and the modern interpretation on this.

“It was a real challenge for me, especially with having to learn aerial work for the role, but I feel so lucky to have got that place alongside some brilliant actors and I’m very proud of the production we helped to put together.”

David, a former Cowley pupil, made the headlines in 2015 when he took his place alongside some of the world’s biggest stars of stage and screen after winning the Evening Standard Emerging Talent award for a role on London’s theatre circuit.

Speaking of the screening at Cineworld, he said: “I’ve been in movies before but it never gets easier watching yourself on the big screen so I hope I did a good job.

“I know my mum and her friends have booked about 20 tickets to watch it at Cineworld St Helens, she’s very proud which is so lovely, but she’s probably booked two rows out so people best book their tickets quickly.

“Thank you to everyone back home for the support, I hope you’ll enjoy watching A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we all put a lot of work in each night to put on an amazing show.”

Tickets for the show at 7pm on Thursday, October 17 cost £13.70 for adults and £11.70 for children, seniors and students.