Glory in Shakespeare’s tragic tale of starcrossed young love

Romeo and Juliet at the Old Chapel in Alfriston SUS-161107-094407001
Romeo and Juliet at the Old Chapel in Alfriston SUS-161107-094407001

There are two spectacular chances to enjoy Shakespeare’s incredible story of doomed lovers Romeo and Juliet this month.

The GB Theatre Company will perform at both the Old Chapel in Alfriston and open air at Herstmonceux Castle on July 22 and 24..

The GB Theatre Company, whose patron is the renowned actress Felicity Kendal CBE, has been performing classic Shakespearean plays in classic surroundings since 2010, and surely there can be no more beautiful settings than the Old Chapel in Alfriston and the open air courtyard of Herstmonceux Castle.

This will be a first time visit to the area for the busy touring troupe and they bring their version of possibly the Bard’s best known work, Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest of all love stories, a story of romance, murder and tragedy. A long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet.

Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly, and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

Bring an Elizabethan appetite along for gloriously liberating theatre - the performance at the Old Chapel in Alfriston is on Friday July 22 at 7.30pm - seats £16.50 from 01323 841414 and Chestnuts Tea Rooms in the village - while at Herstmonceux Castle it’s on Sunday July 24 at 5pm,

tickets £16.50 from 01323 834479.