Our community of sewers are learning a lovely range of decorative hand sewing techniques and be a part of creating 24 stunning 'Tales of Tapestry' at the Imaginarium Community Sew! Online classes are about to begin, through April and May, until we can come together at the Imaginarium Roundhouse big top to create large textile panels themed around Shakespeare's Stories and Strange Tales of Prescot.

These stunning story panels will hang inside the Imaginarium Roundhouse - our fabulous new big top venue and provide a back-drop for our 'Summer of Shakespeare' performances and workshops. The story panels will also be exhibited in the Shakespeare North Playhouse as part of the opening programme in 2022.

This spring, following the Covid 19 lockdown, Imaginarium actors past and present were invited to participate in an online Shakespeare film project exploring monologues and presenting them in domestic or lockdown settings. Tripods and microphones were dropped on doorsteps and actors recorded themselves performing their monologues. We provided online feedback and direction. Due to further lockdowns, we are continuing this project in 2021

2021 will see the launch of our Young Shakespeare Company (11-18 years) with an outdoor touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in summer 2021. Directed by Imaginarium Associate and Royal Shakespeare Company Voice & Text Practitioner Michael Corbidge, and Julie Ashurst, Imaginarium Youth Director. Auditions will take place in January and rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings in Cockpit House, Prescot (next door to the Shakespeare North Playhouse). For more information and to register for an audition email julie@imaginariumtheatre.co.uk