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The Watermill Theatre presents
by William Shakespeare

Tue 16 May 2017 - Thu 03 Aug 2017

Romeo + Juliet 

After great success at The Watermill last year, Paul Hart’s powerful, explosive production of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of an all-consuming love, will return to the theatre before touring nationally and internationally alongside Twelfth Night.

Risking everything, a young couple defy their feuding families and find love on the streets of Verona.

An unforgettable production, Romeo + Juliet features music by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, The Vaccines, The Civil Wars and Hozier, performed live by the cast.

'A fresh and richly coloured take on a timeless tale’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘The most exciting production of Romeo and Juliet I’ve ever seen’ Audience Member

‘A fresh and vivacious interpretation’ British Theatre Guide

Twelfth Night 

Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something and they will use any means to survive. Viola is washed ashore. Compelled to survive in a mysterious ethereal land, she disguises herself as Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino. What follows is a tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle and the potential destruction of all propriety.

This production is reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is still reeling in the wake of war.

Fuelled by a scintillating selection of energetic jazz music, the ensemble who brought last year’s epic Romeo + Juliet to life reunite to create a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play. The radical spirit of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and Ella Fitzgerald is fused with an innovative approach to staging and actor musicianship to tell this timeless story.

16 – 20 May
York Theatre Royal
Box office 01904 623568
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23 – 27 May
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Box office 01483 440000
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6 – 10 June
Theatre Royal, Norwich
Box office  01603 630000
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20 – 24 June
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury 
Box office 01722 320333
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27 – 30 June
Neuss Globe Theatre, Germany
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4 – 8 July
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Box office 01242 572573
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12 – 14 July
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Box office 01902 429212
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18 – 22 July
The Watermill Theatre, Newbury
01635 46044
Click here for Twelfth Night
Click here for Romeo + Juliet

25 July – 3 August
Bodleian Library, Oxford
Box office 01865 305305
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