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Hold-fast and don your goggles as MATE Productions cast off and let loose our 2018 tour of a spectacular steampunk inspired re-imagining of Robert Louis Stephenson’s pirate epic. Directed and produced by MATE’s Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca, with original live music by Taran Harris and stunning Victorian futuristic costume by Jane Allen, this nautical odyssey also boasts explosive percussion direction by Francisco Carrasco, exciting choreography and movement direction by Beverley Norris Edmonds, swashbuckling fight direction by British Equity Fight Director Renny Krupinski and a disreputable crew of marauders, actors, dancers, singers and musicians. This year’s buccaneering adventure promises to be another stunning hit and a thrilling voyage for all the family.

All hands will be on deck as we splice the main sail for the maiden voyage of our outdoor steampunk pirate spectacular on the 9th June at our home venue: Prescot Woodland Theatre. The MATE ship will then travel on to tour parks, gardens and woodlands across Merseyside throughout June and July 2018, with its final port of call at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the 11th – 18th August! 

**** “A rambunctious open-air re-imagining” -The Stage

**** “Production values are remarkably high, with excellent music/drumming and costumes adding significantly to the atmosphere” – North West End

Book tickets for Edinburgh Fringe HERE!
Photo by Jake RyanIMG_3052

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About us

MATE Productions is a theatre and community arts organisation based in Knowsley, Merseyside, established in March 2000.  MATE has a reputation for excellence in large-scale community engagement; staging spectacular site-specific and outdoor theatre events and high quality productions in a wide range of genres.

The company is leading the community engagement programme for the Shakespeare North Trust; the organisation building a commemorative Shakespearian theatre in the heart of Prescot’s historic town centre –


Volunteer with us

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team.  MATE offers a wide range of volunteering, internships and work experience opportunities in production, set design, costumes, event support, front of house, fundraising and more! Telephone 0151 426 4979 or email to find out more, or contact us on here.


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