Romeo and Juliet

Thursday 25 July, 7:30pm

About the event

A passionate, poetic and utterly gripping production of this Shakespeare favourite.​

Shakespeare states in the opening lines of this play that we are going to see an explosive swash-buckling romance. But the surprise he has in store for us is that it’s extremely funny too! The Montagues and the Capulets are at war with one another - but when Montague's son gatecrashes Capulet’s party in disguise and falls in love with Capulet's daughter a chain-reaction of events is set in motion which has a devastating conclusion. 

Illyria last performed this terrific play ten years ago; the production was Critic's Choice in Edinburgh, attracted 5-star reviews in Canada and received a nomination for Best of Fringe in Vancouver.

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20mins (inc 20 minute interval)

Suitable for all ages.


Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada.Illyria has also won 4 international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous "5-star" and "Critics' Choice" reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare's plays, the high quality of its shows for Families and the refreshing originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan performances. Illyria's mission is simply stated: to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see. Illyria has given more performances to more people across a wider area than any other open air touring theatre company, its presence dominates the sector and its standards set the bar high. Illyria works closely with Equity to ensure that all its actors are paid a fair living wage and treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Please note: 

  • The performance will continue regardless of weather, except in extreme conditions such as high winds, lightning or temperatures that exceed 36 degrees Celsius
  • Please see our Refund policy

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