Open-air drama: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet


Arundel Castle will host open-air theatre performances of Shakespeare's timeless romantic classic Romeo and Juliet this summer, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August 2024.

The castle's Earl's Garden will be transformed into an enchanting outdoor theatre, where attendees can sit under the stars and relish in this passionate, poetic, and utterly gripping production.

Performers from Illyria are returning to Arundel Castle once again, this time to relay Shakespeare's tragic love story set in Verona, Italy. Infamously known as one of the playwright's masterpieces, this vibrant act is filled with secret rendezvous between two young lovers, gripping scenes of feuding families, and, surprisingly, plenty of laughter.

Andrew Lewis, Castle Manager at Arundel Castle, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event, saying:

"We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming back Illyria to perform one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. With the picturesque backdrop of the Arundel Castle gardens and the Cathedral, together with the wonderful atmosphere created from sitting outdoors at dusk, the audience will be treated to a wonderfully unique evening of entertainment. We welcome everyone to join us for a magnificent night of Shakespearean drama and revelry in the great outdoors. The performance forms part of the 2024 Arundel Festival of the Arts in the town."


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16/08 2024 7:30pm
Arundel Castle High Street ARUNDEL
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