Romeo & Juliet – 27 Feb till 3 March

Sutton Coldfield Arts & Recreational Trust


Romeo & Juliet OFFICIAL

Tuesday 27th February – Saturday 3rd March 2018


SCHOOL/COLLEGE BOOKINGS 25% DISCOUNT. Please Contact the Box Office.

Sutton Coldfield Arts and Recreational Trust’s Shakespeare programme returns in 2018 with its second instalment, Romeo and Juliet. The show opens on Tuesday27th February for a five-day run. Commencing with a series of morning performances suitable for schools and colleges, the show continues and concludes with evening and matinee performances towards the end of the week.

The archetypal love-at-first-sight story, sure to both excite and break hearts.

Written between 1591 and 1595, Romeo and Juliet was one of Shakespeare’s earliest works and was in fact borne largely out of an existing narrative translated from Italian as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet.

Set in Verona, against a backdrop of feuding families and a bitter, divided world, Romeo and Juliet tells the tale of two ill-fated lovers who dare to love in a world that demands they hate. After a chance meeting at a party, the eponymous pair fall irretrievably in love and marry in secret. When Juliet’s parents insist upon marriage to another, she turns to Friar Laurence who conspires to help unite the disenchanted pair, a plot that leads irrevocably to disaster.

“I must be gone and live, or stay and die…”

With this professional production, the show will offer a compelling and refreshingly original take on the world’s most iconic love story. Romeo and Juliet is a tale that pits the innocence of young love against the vicious backdrop of a feuding and divided world. With professionally choreographed and realistic fight scenes, this production comes with a moderate violence warning.

We are delighted also, to welcome back award-winning director, Benjamin Field for our 2018 production of Romeo and Juliet. About coming back and the continuation of our burgeoning programme, he commented, “Last year’s Macbeth was a fantastic experience and I was really happy with what we achieved. I’m honoured to be asked back to direct Romeo and Juliet and I can’t wait to get stuck in to another really exciting project.”