Romeo and Juliet

Location

Brigg Recreation Ground
7 pm

Date & Time

26 July, 2024
£6-£12
Where To Buy Tickets: www.illyria.co.uk / 0333 666 3366 or in Brigg from The Rabbit Hole or Grandad's Shed

By William Shakespeare

Following the success of last year’s production of Pride and Prejudice on Brigg’s recreation ground, the award-winning outdoor theatre Illyria are returning with a passionate, poetic and utterly gripping production of this Shakespeare favourite.

Shakespeare states in the opening lines of this play that we are going to see an explosive swash-buckling romance. But the surprise he has in store for us is that it’s extremely funny too! The Montagues and the Capulets are at war with one another – but when Montague’s son gate crashes Capulet’s party in disguise and falls in love with Capulet’s daughter a chain-reaction of events is set in motion which has a devastating conclusion. From a secret rendezvous to a fateful duel, Shakespeare masterfully explores the enduring power of love, revenge and hate.

Illyria last performed this terrific play ten years ago; the production was Critic’s Choice in Edinburgh, attracted 5-star reviews in Canada and received a nomination for Best of Fringe in Vancouver.

Gates open at 6 pm. Running time (approx): 2hrs 20mins (inc 20 minute interval)

Suitable for all ages.

Bring your own seating/rug, suitable clothing and picnic. Only assistance dogs are permitted.

For more information, please visit Illyria’s website: http://www.illyria.co.uk