Free family entertainment

They Went to Sea by Yola

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Exhibition Gallery

Running throughout Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August

Inspired by Edward Lear’s limerick, The Jumblies, this is a story of adventure and risk-taking, where a group of people set out to explore the world in a sieve, defying conventional wisdom and expectations.

Mr. Lear and the Rocket by Walk the Plank featuring Imaginarium Theatre

Saturday 12 August, 11.30am

Sunday 13 August, 12noon and 2.30pm

Eccleston Street

Mr. Lear is going on holiday and taking six of his favourite ponies with him.

Stephenson’s Rocket was the pioneering steam engine that used steam power instead of horsepower. This huge, pedalled construction will pull its First, Second and Third Class carriages along Eccleston Street carrying 6 horses dressed in their Victorian best - hats, frocks, suits and suitcases. The horses have been relieved of their labour by the advent of the steam engine and are now going on their holidays. The twist is that the engine is now powered by humans!

Cheapskate Catering by Vamos Theatre

Saturday 12 August 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Sunday 13 August 12noon, 1.30pm and 3pm

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Piazza and around Prescot town centre

When it comes to politeness, discretion and efficiency, this team of waiting staff doesn’t have a clue what’s going on! Whilst serving refreshments they guarantee silliness, clumsiness, inappropriate flirting, over-attentiveness and attention-seeking behaviour of all kinds.

Black Eagles

Saturday 12 August 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Sunday 13 August, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

The Cenotaph Dance Floor

Be amazed by the skilled, professional troupe of acrobats from Tanzania as they perform a powerhouse of acrobatic moves, a fire limbo dance and create a human scaffold, all in perfect unison with each other.

Chic Le Freak

Saturday 12 August 2pm and 4.30pm

Market Place Stage

The ultimate tribute to Chic and Nile Rodgers, performances will feature all the groups smash hit songs including We are Family, Freak Out, Good Times, the 2013 smash hit Get Lucky written by Daft Punk and many more!

The Whale - ‘Plastic Ocean’ by Circo Rum Ba Ba

Saturday 12 August, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 3,30pm and 4pm

Sunday 13 August, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 4pm

Outside Deanes House

Squeeze yourself into the belly of an enormous inflatable Sperm Whale and into the depths of the bubbling, kelp-swirling ocean. Explore the tale of sea creatures and their battle to survive in an ocean full of rubbish and help save the whale from a deluge of plastic.


Saturday 12 August, 2.30pm and 4pm

Sunday 13 August 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Outside The Lord Strange, Leyland Street

A curious brown Box has travelled from Peru to Poland and has finally arrived on the streets of Prescot! Music seems to awaken whatever lurks inside. The Box sprouts limbs, creatures and big eyes and a surreal explosion of tap-dancing birds feet. Is this all that is hiding within or does the Box have more to reveal?

Manchester International Roots Orchestra

Sunday 13 August, 2pm and 4.30pm

Market Place Stage

This unique ensemble of musicians has roots from across the world, including refugee musicians. They combine diverse musical influences from haunting Eastern European melodies, to the delicate textures of Middle Eastern percussion and vocals; through to soulful Sufi chants of South Asia, joyful African gospel – embracing rap, hip-hop, classical music and jazz along the way. 

Bear Cat Gumbo

Sunday 13 August, 12.30pm and 3pm

Market Place Stage

A 5-piece hokum jazz band from Liverpool. This all-female bunch of shindig merchants play jaunty harmonic vintage tunes to get your toes a tapping and your hips a swinging! They’ll bring the sounds of Beal Street Memphis Tennessee to Prescot for the first time.  

DJ Les Trunkwell

Sunday 13 August, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm and 5pm

Market Place Stage

A flat-capped Elvis impersonating DJ – mixing everything from the Pina Colada Song to Firestarter.


Around the world in 3 or 4 stories with Petite Ullaloom 

Saturday 12 August, 3pm and 5pm

Sunday 13 August 2.30pm and 4pm

Shakespeare North Playhouse

Sit down, gather round and listen to some stories from faraway lands. Magical storytelling for ages 4 – 10 years.