The museum want Shakespeare’s night to be April 23rd, the date of both his birth and death.

Ms Ford said: “After 400 years it's unbelievable that we haven’t got a night to celebrate our most famous poet. Sometimes traditions just have to be started.”

According to her a Shakespeare Supper Night would consist of tudor dishes such as roast ox and quince tart, which would be served while sonnets were read, and minstrels played medieval music.