show
In the OPEN AIR, in the lovely grounds of
TOWNHILL PARK HOUSE
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
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Romeo is played by Neil Forster
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Juliet is played by Katherine Evans
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Lord Capulet is played by Jeremy Minns
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Lady Capulet is played by Kate Grundy-Garcia
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Nurse is played by Abi Linnartz
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Montague is played by Philip De Grouchy
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Lady Montague is played by Jenni Watson
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Benvolio is played by Rob Iliffe
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Mercutio is played by Sam Hussey
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Tybalt is played by Adam Taussik
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Friar Laurence is played by Duncan Randall
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Samson is played by Anna Hussey
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Gregory is played by Paul Baker
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Paris is played by Robert Osborne
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Prince is played by Michele Zadra
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Petra is played by Tash Priddle
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Apothecary is played by Angela Stansbridge
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Friar John is played by Paul Baker
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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
tba
Sound Operation
Emily Smith
Stage Crew
tba
Wardrobe & Costumes
Sheana Carrington & Susan Wilson
Properties
Adam Taussik
Rehearsal Prompt
tba
Show Photography
Ian Wilson & Emily Smith
Front of House
James Lawson
Catering
tba
Marketing
Jenni Prior & team

Ticket Information

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

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

Children
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.

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

Groups
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!

THIS IS AN OPEN AIR PRODUCTION

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


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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SO15 3LX

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