Outdoor Theatre at Painshill: The HandleBards perform their version of Romeo & Juliet on Painshill’s tree lined Amphitheatre
Friday 18th September 2020
Priority booking for Painshill members – booking opens for general sale on Thursday 13th August 2020
“Three actors cooped up together during lockdown. Fuelled by cabin fever and with a bookshelf full of Shakespeare, they did what they do best and created an unhinged and bonkers, laugh-out-loud version of Romeo & Juliet.
With music, mayhem and more costume changes than you can shake a spear at, expect the HandleBards usual irreverent, charming and hilarious style to come bursting onto the stage at Painshill.
Forget the tears and tragedy, pack a picnic and get ready for some socially-distanced, live and wired Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before.”
This is an outdoor production so please feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets and cushions. In true British style the event will go ahead whatever the weather and cover or shade is not available. Please consider that carefully when making your booking.
The show running time is 90 minutes (without an interval).
About the HandleBards
The HandleBards are cycling actors who carry all the necessary set, props and costume to perform extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe. The HandleBards are the first and only theatre company to have performed Macbeth in its imagined location, on the top of Dunsinane Hill. Previous tours have included performances in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, India and the USA.
ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare
Date: 18th September
Director: Nel Crouch
Cast: Tom Dixon, Lucy Green, Paul Moss
Nel is Artistic Director of the award-winning company Bucket Club, who are produced by Farnham Maltings. She has been a BBC Performing Arts Fellow, Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, a Resident Director at the Almeida and, most recently, an Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Organised in aid of Painshill Park Trust Limited, registered charity in England and Wales (284944). We rely on fundraising to preserve and maintain Painshill for future generations so your support is very important to us.
The HandleBards: Romeo and Juliet *SOLD OUT*
Priority booking for Painshill members – bookings open for general sale on Thursday 13th August 2020
|Child (up to 16 years)||£12.00|