Prescot based Imaginarium Theatre are about to embark on their annual tour of parks and community gardens across Liverpool City Region with a reprise, after 10 years, of their acclaimed production of The Yarn by Rob Brannen, supported by Arts Council England and Knowsley Borough of Culture.
Audiences are invited to bring a picnic, step beyond golden haystacks into a rural northern village in the 1800’s, and feast upon a fantastical patchwork of tales, rituals, and bizarre superstitions, as Imaginarium Theatre spins a magical village tale from days of yore.
From The Women Who Died 5 Times, The Cow, A Poor Family and the Inn of Dreams, and Nathanial’s Corpse Ran Away, the stories are as relevant and poignant as they are fantastical; exploring themes of inequality, poverty and hunger as the villagers fight for survival against the coming of enclosures and the industrial age.
Full tour dates:
Saturday 9th July at 6pm – Crosby Hall Educational Trust, L23 4UA
Sunday 10th July at 2pm – Reynolds Park, Woolton, L25 6DF
Saturday 30th July at 2pm – Sudley House Gardens, L18 8BX
Sunday 31st July at 2pm – Taylor Park, St Helens, WA10 3HX
Saturday 13th August at 2pm & 7pm – Shakespeare North Playhouse, L34 3AB
Sunday 14th August at 2pm – Court Hey Park, Huyton , L16 3NA