Shakespeare’s story of love and death comes to Oat Hill

e.g. Productions putting on The Importance of Being Earnest last year.
e.g. Productions putting on The Importance of Being Earnest last year.

One of the most beloved romantic tales of all times is to be performed in the open air for two weeks in August.

Romeo and Juliet is to be performed by e.g. Productions running from Thursday August 11 to Saturday August 20 with various performances.

The show is in a dinner-theatre format with audience members enjoying a three course meal while they watch.

One of the most famous plays in the world. It sees Romeo and Juliet fall in love at a party.

But they come from families which hate each other. They are sure they will not be allowed to marry. Nevertheless, helped by Friar Laurence, they marry in secret instead.

Unfortunately, before their wedding night Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin in a duel, and in the morning he is forced to leave her. If he ever returns to the city, he will be put to death.

The two are determined to be with each other despite the efforts of everyone surrounding them.

Eddie Beardsome, one of the founder of e.g. Productions said: “This is our largest production to date with a cast of nine professional actors.”

Actors individual credits include working with the RSC and appearing in Keneth Branagh’s The Magic Flute,.

Other cast members have appeared on the Channel 4 teen drama Skins and the BBC soap Doctors while another cast member has recently recorded two radio plays with Game of Thrones actor Owen Teale.

Founded in 2011 as a platform for bringing professional affordable theatre to the local community, e.g Productions has quickly grown.

The first production had just two cast members and the latest production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream saw a professional cast of eight perform over three days.

Performances start at 7pm on Thursday August 11 to Saturday August 13 and then from Thursday August 18 to Saturday August 20.

There will also be matinees starting at 1pm on Saturday August 13 and Thursday August 18.

For information and to book contact the Oat Hill on 01858 462324. Tickets are £40 and include 3 course meal.

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