25th - 28th September 2013
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Presented by BARD IN THE BOTANICS
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by GORDON BARR
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, caught up in its violence and hatred, perpetuates 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.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, this 5-star production retells Shakespeare’s 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.
‘...see it outside or inside, but just see it...’ ***** THE HERALD