THE famous story of Shakespeare's "star crossed lovers" Romeo and Juliet was performed at Taylor Park at the weekend.

The multi-award winning Imaginarium Theatre presented Shakespeare's greatest love story at the park.

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The show provided an indulgent feast for the senses - with pulsing Carnevale rhythms merging with Italian Opera, explosive fight choreography, thrilling fire dancing, masks and spectacle, and a pair of star crossed lovers destined for violent ends.

Led by an exciting creative team that includes British Equity Fight Director Renny Krupinski, Broadway and West End choreographer Beverley Edmonds, Royal Shakespeare Company associate director Michael Corbidge and others, Romeo and Juliet gave audiences a dynamic outdoor treat.

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Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca said: "We are delighted to be once again working in partnership with the Shakespeare North Trust, Arts Council England and the Royal Shakespeare Company as we re-launch as Imaginarium Theatre UK.

"Over 100 community performers and volunteers have been involved in the creative process of Romeo and Juliet, and the accompanying schools knife crime programme Violent Ends will engage a further 6000 young people this autumn."

Prescot-based Imaginarium will also bring the performance to other venues over the summer including Prescot Woodland.

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Shows are on:

Sat 29th June Croxteth Hall Walled Garden 2pm

Sun 30th June Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston 6pm

Sat 13th July Prescot Woodland Theatre 2pm & 7pm

Sat 20th July Crosby Hall, Little Crosby 6pm

Sun 21st July Sudley House Gardens, Aigburth 2pm

Sat 17th August Royden Park, Frankby 6pm