Imaginarium tells a Strange Tale at Shakespeare North Playhouse


Prescot’s Imaginarium Theatre is taking over the Cockpit at Shakespeare North Playhouse next week with a Strange Tale.

Rob Brannen’s new play invents exciting new myths for the town and its connections with Shakespeare, using factual historical research and ‘lashings of artistic license’.

The comic time-travelling adventure – inspired by Prescot’s watch and clockmaking heritage - promises an unforgettable night of music, mystery and mayhem.

Will Shakespeare is in Prescot, but who knows why or how. His Tudor days seem far away from the here and now. He needs the help of locals as time is running out and his memory, and with it his writing future, is fading.

The production is directed by Gaynor La Rocca and features 22 community actors aged 16 to 86.

La Rocca says: “Prescot has been dreaming of the Shakespeare North Playhouse for years now, and we wanted to ensure that when it opened the town knew it belonged to local people; that the space would be filled with their voices, their feet would tread those boards, and we would tell their stories.

“I can’t wait for the town to see 22 local people on that glorious stage telling the strangest tale Prescot has heard in a long time.”

Strange Tale is at Shakespeare North Playhouse from November 2-5. Tickets HERE