Bard in the Botanics are delighted to announce details of our first Autumn tour. 2012’s sell-out production of Shakespeare’s classic tale, “Romeo and Juliet”, will be touring venues in September and October 2013, directed again by Artistic Director, Gordon Barr.
“These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume”
An ancient feud between the Capulets and Montagues rips apart the city of Verona. A young generation, caught up in its violence and hatred, perpetuates a situation over which they have no control. When Romeo and Juliet, children of the two mortal enemies, meet and fall passionately in love, they set in motion a chain of events that will destroy not only themselves but many of their friends. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, this 5-star production retells Shakespeare’s enduring story through the eyes of a younger generation betrayed by their elders and struggling to make sense of their emotions in a world they haven’t created. Following his acclaimed performance as Bertram in this summer’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, Robert Elkin returns as Benvolio alongside original cast members Stephanie McGregor as Juliet and Luke McConnell as Mercutio.
Press Quotes for Romeo and Juliet:
The Herald - ***** “has a violently youthful relevance for a new generation of 16 year-olds. See it outside or inside, but just see it”
The Scotsman - **** “full of wit and understanding….in Glasgow, of all cities, this is a tale that never seems out of date”
Stv.com – “An excellent take on the Bard’s tale…filled with all the flaming passions of youth”
“Professional, sexy, beautifully delivered by all concerned – Romeo and Juliet is a MUST”
“Another unbelievable performance, loved every minute”
“one of the best performances of the play I have seen…The cast were amazing”
The Changing House at the Tron Theatre Wed 25th, Thurs 26th, Fri 27th & Sat 28th September @ 8 p.m. Thurs 26th September @ 1.30 p.m. Fri 27th September @ 10.30 a.m. Box Office – 0141 552 4267 Online Booking – www.tron.co.uk/whatson/
Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock Tues 1st October @ 1 p.m. Tues 1st October @ 7.30 p.m. Box Office – 0141 577 4956 Online booking – www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock Fri 4th October @ 7.30 p.m. Box Office – 01475 723723 Online booking – www.beaconartscentre.co.uk
Summerhall, Edinburgh Tues 8th, Wed 9th & Thurs 10th October – time t.b.c. Box Office details t.b.c.
East Kilbride Arts Centre Fri 11th October @ 8 p.m. Box Office – 01355 261000 Online booking – www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk
Please note – tickets are not yet on sale for our dates at the Beacon Arts Centre and Summerhall but we will let you know as soon as they are.