Imagine Theatre are a pantomime and theatre production company.
Originally known as Tell-Tale and then WISH Theatre, the team behind Imagine is Steve Boden, Sarah Boden and Iain Lauchlan, along with a great supporting team. Many of Imagine's pantomime scripts are written by Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton who are best known as the creators of the hit children’s TV shows ‘Tweenies’, ‘Fun Song Factory’, ‘Boo!’ ‘BB3B’ and ‘Jim Jam and Sunny’.
Tell-Tale was formed in 1994 by Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton. They were joined by Karl Woolley in 1997 and Helen Cadwallader and Steve Boden in 1998. Under their management, Tell-Tale grew steadily to become one of the leading producers of television and theatre for children in the UK. In 2004, it was taken over and became a division of Entertainment Rights Plc. It was following the take over of Tell-Tale that the 'pantomime' arm of Tell-Tale was released from Entertainment Rights out to Will, Iain, Steve and Helen (hence WISH) and a new company was formed in May 2005.
Then in April 2009, the company evolved and became Imagine Theatre in an exciting new chapter, with Steve and Sarah buying out Will, Iain and Helen, and taking full ownership and control of the company.
During 2012, Imagine Theatre re-located to a custom built warehouse facility in Coventry where it will house it's 32 complete pantomime sets, it's massive collection of pantomime special effects, and over 20,000 costume and prop pieces. In addition, during 2012, Imagine acquired what was the wardrobe department of Hiss & Boo Ltd, adding an extra 5,000+ costume to their collection.
Under Steve's guidance, the team at Imagine are responsible for facilitating pantomime production in more than thirty venues across the country, from providing producers with single props through to the staging of entire production