Romeo & Juliet Open Air Production Visits the Lakes

Romeo and Juliet, Globe on Tour, April 2015 (photo Helena Miscioscia) Romeo and Juliet, Globe on Tour, April 2015 (photo Helena Miscioscia) Romeo and Juliet, Globe on Tour, April 2015 (photo Helena Miscioscia) Romeo and Juliet, Globe on Tour, April 2015 (photo Helena Miscioscia) Romeo and Juliet, Globe on Tour, April 2015 (photo Helena Miscioscia)

The Globe Theatre on Tour return to the Lake District from 20 – 22 July, with a brand new production of Romeo and Juliet, performed on an Elizabethan-style stage in the stunning grounds of Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House.

The show transports you from the English Lakes to the hot, heady streets of fair Verona, with a stripped-down version promising to breathe new life into one of the greatest of all love stories. You are invited to discover, or possibly rediscover, Shakespeare’s first great tragedy, beholding two noble and feuding families – the mighty Montagues and the well-connected Capulets.

This is a riveting yet tragic tale of love and honour, long-standing prejudice and undeniable passions.

The performance promises high drama in a dramatic setting – with  brawling and partying, laughter and tears. A classic and unforgettable love story of two young star-cross’d lovers whose intense attraction and subsequent illicit union, unfolds with devastating consequences in the midst of the unrelenting violence and hostility.

This is a story of affection, tragedy and reconciliation, a Shakespearean classic that never fails to impress!

Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny  
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. 
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.

~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s Globe award-winning touring programme appeared at Blackwell in 2014 presenting Much Ado About Nothing in association with The Old Laundry Theatre. Once again this very special outdoor performance at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House provides the majestic Coniston Fells and Windermere as a backdrop, promising the audience a truly unforgettable experience.

The performance takes place outdoors and will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather conditions, so please bring along seating (either picnic rugs/blankets or low backed chairs).

Hot soup and stew and drinks will be available from the Blackwell Tea Room – but you are welcome to bring a picnic.

This open-air production of Romeo and Juliet is showing at Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House from 20 – 22 July

Tickets available from The Old Laundry Theatre here

To enjoy this Lakes cultural event and much more, book your break in the Lake District here