Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Leighton Buzzard of course

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre will show the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live season on Thursday, July 7 ,with Shakespeare’s heart-breaking tale of forbidden love Romeo and Juliet.

Branagh directs, as he did with Cinderella, and unites his leading man and lady, with Richard Madden playing Romeo and Lily James as Juliet.

Sir Derek Jacobi also appears in the production as Mercutio.

A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict.

The production has been updated to present a modern and passionate version of Shakespeare’s much loved tale.

Prior to playing Prince Kit in the updated fairytale, Scottish actor Richard Madden was best known for playing Robb Stark in the cult fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Lily James will also be a familiar face to television audiences having been in Downton Abbey as Lady Rose Aldridge.

Sir Derek Jacobi has taken roles in a number of Shakesperean productions in the past but has been in the ITV sitcom Vicious and BBC drama series Last Tango in Halifax.

The screening starts at 7pm and tickets for the showing are £15 for adults and £13 for concessions.

For further information about the screening or to book tickets in advance call the ticket office on 0300 300 8125 or, alternatively, visit the website at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.