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Take a look back at some key images from our past productions. From Liverpool to London, from Euripidies to Pinter, we've done a lot!
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One ensemble presented Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Smock Alley in Dublin. We returned to our favourite Twelfth Night tour venue with two of Shakespeare's greatest

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PurpleCoat presented its 2011 Christmas Production at the Lantern Liverpool, playing there for the first time. It's sold out run of the classic Northern comedy, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, received rave reviews, and went down as PurpleCoat's most celebrated play to date. Dir: Karl Falconer

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice 20-22 Dec 2012

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Voted as the nation's second favourite play, PurpleCoat staged Michael Frayn's masterpiece farce, Noises Off, at the G2 Theatre in January 2014. It kicked off their 6th year in operation. Dir: Karl Falconer

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Harold Pinter's darkest play was brought to Liverpool in 2013 with PurpleCoat hitting the claustrophobic tragedy with full force. The twisted story of the East London brothers and their decaying father, Max, and their manipulation and eventual entrapment by the sinister actions of their sister in law, The Homecoming is a deeply disturbing portrayal of sex, relationships and family. Dir: Karl Falconer

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Comissioned by the RSC as part of their OpenStages Scheme, Titus Andronicus gained support from Michael Boyd, Stephen Fry and even contained a filmed cameo by the actor, Con O'Neill. Telling the tragic story of the Andronicus family, and their quest for revenge after the family's youngest daughter is raped and mutilated, Titus Andronicus premiered at the CUC Liverpool before a brief revival at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, in 2012. Dir: Karl Falconer, Calum Green

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Fulfilling their long term ambition to launch a full scale revival of Titus Andronicus, PurpleCoat re-imagined their 2011 production for a new revival at the Unity Theatre in 2013, commissioned as part of their Making Art Scheme. Its sold out run with a mix of old and new cast kickstarted their 5th year celebrations. Dir: Karl Falconer

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Titus Andronicus Revival 5-6 Feb 2013

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Filmed in 8 hours and edited in 10, our short film, The Big Day, became one of the official 13 shortlisted films from over 860 entries in the 2013 Virgin Media Shorts competition. Selected by a panel including Shane Meadows and David Tennant, the film was screened across the country, culminating in a huge awards ceremony at the BFI Imax, London! Dir: Karl Falconer Prod: Thomas Williams

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PurpleCoat chose A Midsummer Night's Dream for their first Youth Theatre production. Set in India, the messy production played for five nights at the Black-E, Liverpool

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In typical tradition with our productions of Midsummer, we took the performance to Stratford Upon Avon as part of their yearly outdoor festival

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