In March, we visited Shakespeare North Playhouse for a few days of Research and Development to explore potential titles for future tours. The theatre, situated in the heart of Prescot, is a Shakespearean era playhouse, based on the Cockpit-in-court theatre which opened in 1630.

We worked in collaboration with Northern actors Cora Kirk and Adam Fenton, spoken word artist Blue Saint and Movement Director Jen Malarkey.

Young people from Imaginarium Youth Theatre, an award winning theatre and community arts organisation based in Knowsely, joined us to work on soliloquies, layering scripts, using a loop machine, and performing on a beat. Lots of fun was had by all, and it was great for us to delve back into Shakespeare!