Outdoor Theatre – Romeo and Juliet

15 August 2024 @ 18:00 - 21:30 -

Romeo and Juliet at Corfe Castle – this summer it returns for a third time: passionate, poetic, and utterly gripping! Suitable for all ages.

Outdoor Theatre - Romeo and Juliet


15 August 2024    
18:00 - 21:30



Corfe Castle | National Trust
The Square, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

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Join us for an evening of outdoor theatre set in the historical ruins of Corfe Castle this summer!

Two wealthy families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are at war. Their feud has been long and bitter. But when Romeo, Montague’s son, gate crashes 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.

Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs, come prepared for the weather – the performance will continue come rain come shine!
Performance will begin at 7pm Gates open at 6pm

Ticket Prices:
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) – £45
Family (1 adult & up to 3 children) – £38
Adult – £18
Child (5-17) – £9
Under 5 – Free

Please note:
This event will take place in the Outer Bailey of Corfe Castle. Ticket will be checked at the main castle gates.
Gates open at 6pm, performance begins at 7pm.
Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and bring lots of layers as the summer evenings can become chilly.
This event takes place in the Outer Bailey with step free access. For any further accessibility information please email corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01929 481294.
This is a family friendly event.
Performance will go ahead come rain or shine. It will only be cancelled if it is unsafe to go ahead.

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