Romeo and Juliet

27th Jun 2010 - 4:30pm

The Arts Centre

Illyria presents Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Free Pre-show light refreshments will be served from 3.30pm in the Faculty of Health Building.

Tickets £10.00 / £8.00 concessions.

Shakespeare states in the opening 12 lines of this play that it is an explosive swash-buckling romance with a thrilling storyline and a tragic ending. What he doesn’t say is how funny it’s going to be! Two powerful Verona families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are at war with one another – but when Montague’s son falls in love with Capulet’s daughter at a party, a chain-reaction of events is set in motion which has a devastating conclusion.

Illyria last performed this terrific play 10 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. This year’s production promises to mine the humour so often overlooked, and to dazzle you with swordplay.

This is an outdoor performance – please dress accordingly (sun cream and thermals!).

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.