july, 2023

sun30jul2:30 pmCanterbury Shakespeare Festival presents 'Romeo and Juliet'2:30 pm Event Type :Play

Event Details

We’re excited to be hosting this special outdoor performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ following the annual Canterbury Shakespeare Festival.

Important note
This is an outdoor event, which will take place in the grounds of the theatre. Please bring a chair or blanket with you, as seating is not provided. The foyer bar will be open for refreshments, snacks and ice creams, however please do feel free to bring a picnic. In the event of adverse weather, the performance will still go ahead, but will take place inside the theatre. There will be no regular on-site parking available for the event, however please contact us if you are a Bluebadge holder and we will be able to accommodate you you. Thank you.

The Play
Everyone knows Romeo and Juliet as the greatest love story ever told.

Audiences come to see it with expectations that should be met, such as getting to see a romantic balcony scene. But the play is also about a hateful feud and dysfunctional families which fail the very young teenage protagonists with behaviour that we now call child abuse. Our Romeo and Juliet will set out to be uncompromising and edgy, with an unflinching spotlight on teenage passion in a society that is out of control.

John Moss – Director 
John is a teacher of Shakespeare and drama with over forty years of directing experience. His most recent shows have been Sir Thomas More (CSF, 2022) and Twelfth Night (Arden Theatre, 2023).
John loves the inclusive community ethos of CSF: he says directing for the festival is both enormous fun and a great privilege.


Tickets £12.50
Under 18s/students/over 65s and unwaged £8.50
Bluelight card holders £5 (please bring your card with you)


(Sunday) 2:30 pm


Tower Theatre Grounds (outside)


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