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Romeo & Juliet
by
William Shakespeare

On tour across Somerset from 12th - 23rd of July 2016
Venues open from 6pm for picnics, performance starts 7.30pm

´╗┐Tuesday 12th . . . . Frank Bond Centre, Bishops Hull
Wednesday 13th . . Museum of Somerset, Taunton
Thursday 14th . . . Cleeve Abbey, Washford
Friday 15th . . . . . Blackmore Farm, Cannington
Saturday 16th . . . Muchelney Abbey
Tuesday 19th . . . . Dillington House, Ilminster
Wednesday 20th . . Museum of Somerset, Taunton
Thursday 21st . . . Nynehead Court, Wellington
Friday 22nd . . . . . Compton House, Axbridge
Saturday 23rd . . . . Hartwood House, Crowcombe Heathfield
Venue locations are all on the map below, tickets via the link on the left

"If I profane with my unworthiest hand..." With this line, two young lovers meet for the first time in a tragical tale of conflicted families, anger, fear, love, death and anguish. No, it's not a week with Eastenders, it's a few days in the lives (and deaths) of the 'star-cross'd lovers' and warring clans of late-Medieval Verona as brought to the stage by one of the few people in history who may be accurately described as 'the greatest'.
Add to the mix a collection of bragging young hotheads, parents desperate to advance their fortunes by way of an arranged marriage, an ameliorating Friar, a garrulous nanny, a Prince, a Count, an apothecary and sundry others and the scene is set for the unfolding tragedy.
Along the way, we may re-acquaint ourselves with some of those sayings whose source we have forgotten - "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"... "Parting is such sweet sorrow"... "A plague a' both your houses!" And all presented in a variety of balmy outdoor settings, the whole designed to offer our own commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard.