ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Oliver Gray
Two wealthy families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are at war. Their feud has been long and bitter. But when Romeo, Montague’s son, gatecrashes Capulet’s party in disguise, everything changes. There he meets Juliet, Capulet’s daughter, and the pair fall into an intense, forbidden love that sets in motion a chain of events leading to a devastating conclusion. From a secret rendezvous in a moonlit garden to a fateful duel under the scorching Verona sun, Shakespeare masterfully explores the enduring power of love, revenge and fate in one of his best-loved stories. But the surprising thing about this iconic tragedy is that it’s extremely funny too! Performed by Illyria in the great outdoors, this fast-paced, polished, beautifully spoken production has been created using only the First Folio text, the most authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s plays. Illyria first performed this terrific play more than two decades ago to critical acclaim worldwide. This summer it returns for a third time: passionate, poetic, and utterly gripping!
Running time (approx): 140-minutes (including a 20-minute interval). Suitable for all ages.
2nd August, 2024. Show starts at 7pm, you're welcome to come and set up from 5.30pm.
Bring a picnic, suitable clothes, and a low backed chair or rug to sit on. No umbrellas please!
The Cafe will be open up until the performance starts and during the interval serving take away hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice creams.
Tickets are available from Logie Steading Gallery either by telephone, 01309 611378, or in person, and
Ticket Prices: Adult £18, Child (up to 16) £10, Concession (Disabled or Age 60 and Over) £16.
There is a small booking fee for online bookings.
There are various ticket offers for groups and families bookable at Logie Steading Gallery only (not online):
10% off tickets to all 3 performances if bought at the same time
School/youth groups: 1 free adult for every 10 children
Family/friends ticket: 2 adults + 3 children for the price of 2 adults and 2 children (one child goes free)
Carers attending disabled visitors may have a free ticket.
Attendees are required to follow all UK government guidelines to reduce the spread Covid-19. Please check the latest guidance at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
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 the Equity to ensure that all its actors are paid a fair living wage and treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.