Outdoor Shakespeare Festival


Imaginarium Theatre are proud to present the first ever Prescot Outdoor Shakespeare Festival. In partnership with Knowsley MBC, Arts Council England and the Shakespeare North Playhouse.


This summer, Imaginarium Theatre launches a two day festival bringing to life some of the Bards best loved stories through theatre, storytelling and more! Members of the community are invited into the stunning surround of Prescot Woodland Theatre for a selection of three plays by Imaginarium Ensemble, Young Shakespeare Company and Act III Youth Theatre.

 

The Plays


A Midsummer Nights Dream

Imaginarium Young Actors are excited to be working on their debut production, an abridged version of the nations favourite Shakespeare 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.


This new company, made up of 11 - 18 year olds has also been working with RSC Voice and Text specialist Michael Corbidge to help bring Shakespeare's text to life.


Julie Ashurst, Director and Education Manager for Imaginarium said this: 'This years new company has been a joy to work with. Having started back in lockdown these young people soldiered on through zoom calls with a great enthusiasm - until we could finally meet again in person. Now we are back in our woodland theatre and looking forward to sharing with you all our hard work!'.

 

The Players Strange Present...

This new, original play by Imaginarium Act III Youth Theatre promises to beat even Shakespeare's record with a play, within a play, within a play! (beat that shakey!)


This hilarious retelling of Hamlet and Julius Caesar is Shakespeare like you have never seen before written by Carl James Fowler, the piece also features elements devised by the cast itself.