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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told - Coming to a park near you this summer!

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

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It’s 1783, hot air balloons are the only way to travel, Carnevale is a way of life and love is a dirty word. A rebellious girl and a sensitive boy dream of escape from patriarchy and feuding families, in fair Verona where we lay our scene.

A multi award-winning theatre company based in Prescot will be touring an exciting new production of Romeo and Juliet around Merseyside's parks and gardens this summer.


Imaginarium Theatre will present Shakespeare's greatest love story as an indulgent feast for the senses - with pulsing Carnevale rhythms merging with Italian Opera, explosive fight choreography, thrilling fire dancing, masks and spectacle, and a pair of star crossed lovers destined for violent ends.

Led by an exciting creative team that includes British Equity Fight Director Renny Krupinski, Broadway and West End Choreographer Beverley Edmonds (Around the World in 80 Days, Worst Witch), Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Director Michael Corbidge and others, Romeo and Juliet promises to be a dynamic outdoor treat.



The summer tour will take in a host of outdoor locations across Merseyside, including Reynolds Park in Woolton, Ness Gardens, Crosby Hall, Sudley House, and many more.


Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca says: "We are delighted to be once again working in partnership with the Shakespeare North Trust, Arts Council England and the Royal Shakespeare Company as we re-launch as Imaginarium Theatre UK.

Over 100 community performers and volunteers have been involved in the creative process of Romeo and Juliet, and the accompanying schools knife crime programme 'Violent Ends' will engage a further 6000 young people this autumn.


Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy Shakespeare’s greatest romance in the sunshine or under the stars, whatever you prefer."



Imaginarium is a theatre and community arts organisation based in Cockpit House in Prescot, Knowsley, established in 2000 as Merseyside Arts Theatre and Education (MATE Productions), led by Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca and a dynamic team of creative professionals.

For more details and to book tour tickets, head to imaginariumtheatre.co.uk/shows

Tickets: Adults £14 / £12, Children £8, Family Ticket £40 / £35

Box office: www.imaginariumtheatre.co.uk / Telephone: 0344 800 0410


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DATES/TIMES

Sat 15th June
Prescot Woodland Theatre, 2pm & 7pm

Sun 16th June
Reynolds Park, Woolton, 6pm

Sat 22nd June
Taylor Park, St Helens, 
2pm

Sun 23rd June
St Nicholas Church Gardens, Halewood, 2pm & 7pm

Sat 29th June
Croxteth Hall Walled Garden, 2pm

Sun 30th June
Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston, 6pm

Sat 13th July
Prescot Woodland Theatre, 2pm & 7pm

Sat 20th July
Crosby Hall, Little Crosby, 6pm

Sun 21st July
Sudley House Gardens, Aigburth, 2pm

Sat 17th August
Royden Park, Frankby, 6pm

 

NB: Seating is provided in Prescot and Halewood, for all other venues please bring a low backed chair or blanket. Please dress for the weather, the show will go on in rain or shine!


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NOTES TO EDITORS

Imaginarium is a theatre and community arts organisation based in Cockpit House in Prescot, Knowsley, established in 2000 as Merseyside Arts Theatre and Education (MATE Productions), led by Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca and a dynamic team of creative professionals.

We specialise in spectacular site-specific and outdoor touring productions of Shakespeare’s plays, re-imaginings of literary classics and enchanting walkabout fairytale productions for children and families.

Imaginarium delivers creative skills development and life enhancing community engagement across the generations through theatre, music, dance and the creative arts and produces artistic work of a professional quality that continues to push boundaries and never fails to surprise and delight.

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