DISCOVER YOUR VOICE
Re-launching in 2021.
Our Young Actors Company was a pretty fab thing to be a part of. Across three years, our young people worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, winning awards and securing funding from the ArtsCouncil. Focussed on providing access to Shakespeare and classical-theatre for young people across Merseyside, alumni from our programmes have gone on to work at the Liverpool Everyman, Storyhouse and the Royal Exchange and to study at drama-schools including LIPA, RADA and more.
Our Youth Theatre is the main way to get involved with us. Many of our young people progress into our 'main' shows in the future. We combine thrilling productions with exciting trips to places such as Shakespeare's Globe, and best of all, it's free and always will be.
With alumni having studied at LIPA, RADA, LAMDA, East 15 and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, we're rightly proud of our actor training - we provide regular workshops on everything from audition technique to speaking classical text.
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and so my involvement in PurpleCoat's Shakespearean and contemporary plays did exactly that.'
We were encouraged to stretch our abilities and to develop both as individuals, and as a team.'
and for that I am ever grateful to this company.'
which helped me towards and during my MA in Acting at East 15.'
It has helped me develop as an actor so much.'
and his confidence and abilities just grew and grew.'
Clips from our Previous Productions
Our Shakespeare's Contemporaries Season
From 2014 – 2017, with the support of ArtsCouncil England, we embarked on an ambitious project to perform the plays of some of the other people who were creating work around the time of Shakespeare. We looked at the work of Aphra Behn, Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson – names our young people hadn’t even heard off at the start of the projects! These productions were performed in Chester, Liverpool and Stratford-upon-Avon with the RSC.