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From our home in Liverpool we create world-class theatre for home and beyond. From London to Dublin, we create theatre for all.
PurpleCoat believe that finance shouldn't be a barrier to accessing art. We aim to provide world-class classical theatre by breaking down social barriers and working with local, undiscovered actors and creatives.
Theatre is, and can be, for all.
So what are you waiting for? We're a nice bunch who don't play by the rules, and we would love to welcome you into the family.
Please; say hello. We'd love to hear from you.
Henry IV Parts 1 and 2: Liverpool 2015
'Shakespeare has never been fresher or more entertaining than this’
Hamlet: Ireland 2015
'Purple Coat have managed to do something very rare, and make the events in
one of the world’s best known plays seem surprising’
The Public Reviews
'The film catered to the entire ethos laid down by PurpleCoat:
everybody gets noticed’
Liverpool Sound and Vision
Midsummer: Dublin and Liverpool 2015
'Never has silly string, shaving foam, wigs and socks been used so successfully
to comic effect in a Shakespeare play’
The Public Reviews
The Theatre of Menace: Dublin 2016
''So convincing that it is impossible not to feel punctured by what has been seen'’
King Lear: Dublin and GM Fringe 2016
'One of the best performances in recent memory'’
'Go on. Have a sip from my glass.
Sit on my lap. Take a long cool sip.
Put your head back and
open your mouth.'
Ruth, The Homecoming.
2017 is off to a cracking start with our biggest ever Youth Theatre production saying a fond farewell to a season of work celebrating Shakespeare's Contempoaries. After smash-hit productions of Volpone and The Jew of Malta, our biggest audience ever came to celebrate the rip-roaring ride of The Rover, which took place in Chester in May.
Next up we have the all-female classic, The House of Bernarda Alba, and 'Harold Pinter's greatest play' The Homecoming, which will play as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.
We're planning a big summer, with the return of our Shakespearean Summer School. Once again we will work with people of all ages to celebrate the work and words of our greatest playwright, this year finishing with a huge weekend of performances at the RSC in Stratford Upon Avon.
And to bring it all to a close, we have a surprise or two up our sleeve which you'll have to wait a little bit longer to find out about. Watch this space!
Karl Falconer, Artistic Director
'One of the greatest performances in recent memory'
Company One are an ensemble of actors working together to create work from home and on tour.
We produce a range of classical theatre productions for audiences across the UK and Ireland, and are committed to supporting access to, and engagement in, the arts for people in the North of England. We want to work with people who we believe have genuine talent and give them the training and performance opportunities they deserve to get themselves noticed. Recruitment takes place regularly:
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'PurpleCoat never fails to make me smile.'
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A HISTORY OF PURPLECOAT
We don't just do shows!
Workshops, headshots, personal tuition, showreels: all at the cheapest price around.
We have trained countless young actors and helped them secure places in University
and Drama Schools. Our revolutionary work with Shakespeare and classical theatre
has opened up new avenues for students and teachers in tackling the curriculum
and set texts.
If you think we can help you, please, get in touch. We'd love to help.
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The Jew of Malta
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Our next auditions are held in April 2017.
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A season of classical training in the works of Shakespeare's Contemporaries.
Open to 13-24 Year Olds.
Auditions held in April and September
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'Everything I have done with PurpleCoat, I am extremely proud to have been a part of. There are so few places for actors and production people to gain the level of experience that they need.'
Jackie Jones: Main Company Actress
'There's a real company feeling. Everybody looks after each other, everybody wants to do the best job that they can That's special.'
Paul Carmichael: Main Company Actor
'Anyone who has not worked with PurpleCoat before
need to jump in head first if they get the opportunity to.'
Chris Chapman: Director of Photography
'I chose to come to PurpleCoat purely because on all of the photographs, everyone seemed to be having the best time ever.'
Emily Heeney: Young Actors Company
'It's great to be part of a company that allows you to be involved in how a show is going to look on stage.'
Jack Spencer: Main Company Actor
A season of plays about power, love, lust and redemption.
Our 9th Year will see us celebrate new creative voices with our first ever paid work scheme.
2017 - Year 9
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