Macbeth in 40 minutes? Romeo & Juliet in 40 minutes? Both shows performed by only 4 actors in one evening! 440 Theatre are back with their ‘Double Bill’ for 2023. Two of Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedies transformed into outrageous, fall-on-the-floor comedies. Not to be missed!
You might have seen Shakespeare before but never like this! Four Forty have been delighting audiences up and down the country with their fast paced, in your face, hysterically funny productions. Offering an alternative take on some of the worlds most famous plays, their inimitable style and charisma has set them apart as one of the most hungry and playfully ambitious travelling troupes around.
As part a double bill, 440 will be performing Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet in the space of one evening. Act One sees the 440 team wrestle with a side splitting Macbeth (Yes, a comedy!) followed by an even more outrageous Romeo & Juliet in Act Two. 440 Theatre are 4 actors delivering exciting, engaging and energetic pieces of theatre in 40 minutes. Performing in spaces great and small, their work is playful but never lacks focus. 440 Theatre was formed to provide live action Shakespeare that educates and entertains in as little as 40 minutes.
Stripping the narrative to its core 440 Theatre keep the essence of Shakespeare’s words alive to help his magnificent stories shine at the heart of our shows. Anarchy is equally balanced with a safe and family friendly environment which keeps our audiences relaxed, engaged and safe in the knowledge they’re in good hands!
Outdoor theatre at Painshill is staged on the lawn in the Walled Garden. Surrounded by beautiful flower beds, the garden is a beautiful space for watching a performance. Please note, however, that cover and seating will not be provided. Ticket holders are advised to bring picnic blankets or picnic chairs to sit on.
Each night alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on offer from the bar. Food will not be available to purchase at this event but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Please do not bring alcohol to the event, it will be possible to purchase alcoholic drinks from the bar.
Please note: this event takes place outside and the event will not be cancelled due to poor or inclement weather.
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.
Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks will be available to purchase from the bar at the event. Please do not bring alcohol into the event. Painshill reserves the right to request a search of customers’ bags and prevent the admission of guests carrying alcohol or suspected of carrying alcohol.
Event tickets in the evening to do not allow access to the landscape in the day. The landscape will be closed during the event.
Dogs are not permitted at this event.
Painshill reserves the right to amend or change the above event details.
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