• Romeo + Juliet

Event Details

Tue 16 May - Sat 20 May

Time: 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee 2.30pm

Running Time: 2 hours 25 mins (including interval)

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: £28 - £14

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

Warning: Pre-show talk 19th May, 7pm

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Producer: The Watermill Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Paul Hart

Designed by: Katie Lias

Movement by: Tom Jackson Greaves

Music Associate: Johnny Flynn

Cast: Victoria Blunt, Peter Dukes, Aruhan Galieva, Rebecca Lee, Emma McDonald, Offue Okegbe, Lauryn Redding, Jamie Satterthwaite, Mike Slader, Stuart Wilde

Romeo + Juliet

“I ne’er saw true beauty till this night”

A powerful and explosive production of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of an all- consuming love.  Risking everything, a young couple defy their feuding families and find love on the streets of Verona.

An unforgettable production, Romeo + Juliet features music by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, The Vaccines, The Civil Wars and Hozier, performed live by the cast.

Paul Hart has directed for Propeller and The Donmar. He also directed The Essay for BBC Radio 3 and productions including Great Expectations, Heroes, Journey’s End and The Tempest for The Watermill Theatre where he is Artistic and Executive Director.

The Watermill Theatre has become known around the world for its bold, ensemble driven approach to presenting Shakespeare. Previous productions have toured internationally from Buenos Aries to Singapore, New York to China, from Bangladesh to Japan and in London's West End. In its fiftieth anniversary year, The Watermill Theatre celebrate this rich history by presenting two of Shakespeare's most iconic plays in repertoire.

"A fresh and richly coloured take on a timeless tale" ★★★★ The Stage

"A fresh and vivacious interpretation" British Theatre Guide

Performance dates: 16 May (7.30pm). 17 May (2.30pm), 20 May (7.30pm). Book tickets for both Romeo + Juliet and Twelfth Night and receive £5 off the total.

Pre-show talk by Dr Helen Smith (2pm, Wed 17th May)

Check out the education pack for the show HERE:

Part of York International Shakespeare Festival