Romeo & Juliet come to town

We are very excited about the imminent arrival of the Shakespeare Globe theatre in Bowness.  Tickets are selling fast for our outdoor performances at Blackwell on Mon 20, Tues 21 & Wed 22 July.

The show is directed by Dominic Dromgoole, supported by the young director Tim Hoare and will be a fresh and new exploration of Shakespeare’s greatest love story.  A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact Juliet has been promised to another, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between their families and tragedy begins to unfold.

A small troupe of travelling players will arrive at Blackwell,  breathing new life into one of the greatest of all love stories.  Using an Elizabethan style booth stage – inspired by paintings and etchings from Shakespeare’s time when touring was prevalent – eight actors will visit the stunning setting on Lake Windermere with this scaled-down production. The actors will be doubling up roles in this fast paced adaptation and will be breaking the boundaries between the stage and the audience.

“An authentic and captivating Shakespearean experience that should not be missed” British Theatre Guide

Audience should bring their own seating and a picnic.  Grounds open from 6pm with free parking and refreshments available.