A gritty and powerful interpretation of Romeo and Julie comes to the stage in Toddington from Thursday, May 12.
The award-winning TADS Theatre Group in Toddington presents its own production of the Bard’s timeless love story in the intimate environment of the Conger Lane theatre.
It will be directed by SueSachon, who gained a PhD inShakespeare Studies in 2014,and has directed more than 40 plays and show.
Group spokesman David Sachon said: “TADS Theatreis a great place to get to knowShakespeare.
“The intimate, in-theround staging in TADS’ atmospheric little theatreencourages greater audienceengagement, and a sense of closeness often not available from a more conventional staging.”
And as Romeo and Juliet is so widely studied in local schools, students attending the show on Thursdays will be able to attend a pre-show talk by the director and her cast, and will be given a copy of the director’s notes on request.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and several organisations across the country have been organising events to mark the occasion.
The TADS group are no different and performed pieces by The Bard over the last few years.
TADS’ previous Shakespeare productions – A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2012 and Henry V in 2014 – were both exceptionally well received.
The group also won several local awards for excellence from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, including Best Overall Production, Best Director, Best Drama and Best Technical Achievement.
The show is staged at 7.30pm from Thursday, May 12, to Saturday, May 14, and Thursday, May 19, to Saturday, May 21. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions.