Life-size Shakespeare character

Bronze statue of the North East's favourite Shakespeare character, Mercutio, has been unveiled at the Theatre Royal.

Lifesize Mercutio

The North East's favorite Shakespearean character Credit: ITV

As celebrations take place to remember William Shakespeare's birthday, a lifesize sculpture is unveiled in Newcastle. The bronze Mercutio was commissioned by the Theatre Royal as part of it's 175 anniversary.

A poll was conducted last year to find the north east's favorite Shakespearean character. Mercutio came out on top for his role in Romeo & Juliet.