In the OPEN AIR, in the lovely grounds of
The Gregg School, SO18 3RR

18th - 27th July 2024

At 7:30pm,
Saturday 20th matinée at 2:30pm.
No performance on Sunday 21st.

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366

Due to the nature of Shakespearean language and a suicide scene, recommended for ages 12+

'Shakespeare's classic tragic love story.'

An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed.

Lord Capulet has arranged a party to introduce his daughter, Juliet, to Paris, the man he wants her to marry. A group of masked Montagues gatecrashes the party and Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love, each unaware that the other should be a deadly enemy. In haste, they marry, intending to present their families with a fait accompli. Immediately after the secret wedding, Romeo unwillingly becomes caught up in renewed fighting, which leaves his best friend dead and Romeo guilty of killing Juliet’s cousin in revenge. Romeo is banished from Verona.

Will the lovers see each other again?
Will Juliet be forced into a bigamous marriage with Paris?
Will anything reconcile the Montagues and the Capulets?

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Brian Stansbridge

Romeo is played by Neil Forster

Juliet is played by Katherine Evans

Lord Capulet is played by Jeremy Minns

Lady Capulet is played by Kate Grundy-Garcia

Nurse is played by Abi Linnartz

Montague is played by Philip De Grouchy

Lady Montague is played by Jenni Watson

Benvolio is played by Rob Iliffe

Mercutio is played by Sam Hussey

Tybalt is played by Adam Taussik

Friar Laurence is played by Duncan Randall

Samson is played by Anna Hussey

Gregory is played by Paul Baker

Paris is played by Robert Osborne

Prince is played by Michele Zadra

Petra is played by Tash Priddle

Apothecary is played by Angela Stansbridge

Friar John is played by Paul Baker

Creative Team

Production Manager
Angela Stansbridge
Stage Manager
Kathryn Salmon
Set Design
Brian Stansbridge & Clive Weeks
Set Construction
Maskers' team
Set Painting
Zoe Harris and Team
Set Dressing
Angela Stansbridge
Lighting Design
Tony Lawther
Sound Design & Infrastructure
Jamie McCarthy
Lighting Operation
Sound Operation
Emily Smith
Stage Crew
Wardrobe & Costumes
Sheana Carrington & Susan Wilson
Adam Taussik
Rehearsal Prompt
Show Photography
Ian Wilson & Emily Smith
Front of House
James Lawson
Jenni Prior & team

Ticket Information

EARLY BIRD OFFER - buy before 31st May and get £2 off Adult fixed night ticket!

Fixed night: £14* until May 31st, then £16;
Flexible night in advance: £18;
On the gate: £18

under 16yrs: £13 (all options)

Due to the use of old fashioned language throughout it may be difficult for under 10's to comprehend, but this is at parent's discretion.

(16+ in full time education - ID required)
£14 (all options)

10% off fixed night tickets for groups of 10 or more (not applicable for Early Bird Offer)

Note: this show is being performed in a different location in the grounds.
SEATING IS LIMITED - SO BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment!


Patrons are welcome to picnic in the beautiful grounds of TownHill Park House (The Gregg School) from 6pm (1pm for the matinée on Saturday).

Note – the Gertrude Jekyll garden also will be open for viewing but no picnics are allowed in that area.

You are advised to bring low-back chairs, rugs, etc., as NO SEATING IS PROVIDED.

We suggest you also bring jumpers or coats, as it can get cold even on the warmest of evenings.  Please also come prepared for our English weather, we have been known to have the occasional shower.  Usually, we continue to perform unless the weather is extremely bad.  Any decision to postpone a show or cancel a performance will not be made sooner than 30 mins prior to the published start time.  Should we have the misfortune to have to cancel a whole show then no refunds will be given but tickets for alternative performances will be offered.

The Gregg School is a private school, and the grounds are not generally open to the public.  There is no public access prior to the performance dates.  Dates of occasional open days to view the gardens at other times can be found on the Gregg School website.

Ample free parking and toilet facilities will be provided with provision for disabled patrons.   There is a short walk of approx. 100 metres to the performance area.

Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available to buy.  There will be no alcohol for sale, but you are welcome to bring your own.

No unaccompanied children under 16.   No dogs (except assistance dogs).

Poster, Flyer & Programme

Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Team:- Angela Stansbridge, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House & Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photographer:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney

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Off Emsworth Road
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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