Romeo and Juliet at Buscot Park
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gates open at 2pm . Performance 3pm.
Pack your picnic and step back into another era behind the facade of Buscot Park walled garden. The performance is set in the 1930s and there could be no better location for the glamour and romance of the era.
Sponsored by Tim Fish, Fish Bros., all proceeds will go to support The Pump House Project in Faringdon.Buy Tickets
Romeo and Juliet
by Sun & Moon Theatre
Sun & Moon Theatre are delighted to be returning to Faringdon with a vibrant, emotional, and bold open-air production of Shakespeare’s most popular drama of star-crossed lovers and warring families. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets has been reimagined as a rivalry between two family-run movie studios in the 1930s.
Touted as the studio’s latest ‘Golden Couple’, Juliet, the current ‘Girl Next Door’ has been matched up with matinee idol, Paris. Former child star, Romeo, is initially besotted by studio ‘It Girl’ Rosaline, until he falls for Juliet at the Capulets’ premiere after-party. Their lives controlled by this turbulent industry and period, Juliet and Romeo find joy, solace and excitement in their hasty romance, a desire for something true in an artificial world, and most of all, a hope for a better future. But comedy meets tragedy as fate has other ideas for them; behind the glitz and glamour of the film industry lies dark secrets and insecurities, and when their defiant union faces great opposition, it leads to violence, chaos, and despair.
Suitable for all ages* join us on a summer’s night for the world’s most famous love story, featuring live music, fights, humour, and tears, as we explore the love and conflict between friends, families, and couples, that still rings true today.
* Parental guidance as the play does feature suicide, violence and death in a couple of scenes.
Reviews and feedback from Sun & Moon Theatre’s previous shows:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Sun & Moon Theatre’s work is marked with emotional intelligence and passionate intensity. I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
★ ★ ★ ★ “Such a talented cast!”
★ ★ ★ ★ “Shakespeare at its best. I highly recommend you catch this dynamic theatre company, whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or not … you soon will be!”
“So accessible and relevant to all!”
About Sun & Moon Theatre
Based in the South West, Sun & Moon Theatre specialise in Shakespeare and their ethos is making Shakespeare for all, focusing on producing accessible and entertaining productions for a wide range of audiences, always asking ‘Why this play now?’. They work with original text, using Quarto and First Folio scripts, and this year they are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio. They produce indoor and open-air productions, workshops for schools, universities, and community groups, and one-to-one coaching sessions. They adapt their show to every audience and performance space and their goal is always to entertain and invite their audiences to share in brilliant stories, text and characters that have stood the test of time. To enquire about the company, please email firstname.lastname@example.org