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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by
William Shakespeare

On Tour at stunning outdoor venues across Somerset
From the 10th - 21st of July 2018
Open Auditions Monday 12th March & Wednesday 14th March 7.30pm
At The Place, Wilfred Road, Taunton TA1 1TB

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To celebrate the birth of the Taunton Thespians in 1928, and the ninety nifty years in which they have entertained Taunton, this high octane, high energy production of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be set in the “Roaring” Twenties. What a great reason for a party - and what a party! Think flappers, think jazz, think decadence…
Cue Valentine and Proteus, the two aforementioned gents, who step into this gloriously exciting, decadent, hopeful and hedonistic new era. (Well, it was if you were one of the lucky wealthy and aristocratic few). All absolutely ducky, until one tries to steal the other’s fiancée from under his nose. What happens next? Well, you’ll have to come along to one of our performances, set in stunning venues around the county on balmy July evenings, to find out.
This engaging and heart-warming comedy tells a tale of deception, treachery, lies, banishment, flight, pursuit, disguise and All Manner of Dastardly Deeds. (Oh, and there’s a dog too. He’s called Crab.)
One of Shakespeare’s most charming and least performed comedies, draped in gorgeous period costumes and set to lively Jazz Age music, will be coming to a venue near you from 10th to 21st July. Bring friends, chairs and a picnic, and prepare for Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before – absolutely the cat's meow, darling. (But don’t tell Crab…)