Romeo & Juliet
“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume”
An ancient feud between the Capulets and Montagues rips apart the city of Verona. A young generation is blindly caught up in its violence and hatred, perpetuating a situation over which they have no control. When Romeo and Juliet, children of the two mortal enemies, meet and fall passionately in love, they set in motion a chain of events that will destroy not only themselves but many of their friends and companions.
This brand new production of Shakespeare’s most famous title retells this enduring story through the eyes of a younger generation betrayed by their elders and struggling to make sense of their emotions in a world they haven’t created.
Thurs 21st June
(Preview tickets: £12 / £8)
Fri 22nd June – Sat 28th July
(no performances on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesday 17th July)
Main Botanic Gardens, in the Kibble Palace Glasshouse
£15 / £10 (conc.)