Romeo and Juliet at Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Romeo and Juliet at Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens
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Romeo and Juliet at Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden, Manchester, 17–18 August 2019, from £11.50 - Book now

Now in their 27th year of touring high-quality open-air theatre, Heartbreak Productions bring a stunning outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden.

Heartbreak productions are one of the UK’s leading open-air touring companies.

Promising ‘Shakespeare like you’ve not seen it before’, this glittering production will be set in the present day, with the star-crossed lovers as members of notorious celebrity feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets.

Locking eyes at an ultra-glam red carpet launch event for Lady Montague’s new perfume, Romeo and Juliet have the paparazzi chasing their every move. And in a blur of social media, selfies and celebrity culture, the fateful tale of ‘Juliet and her Romeo’ plays out. Blending modern language with a stunning musical score, Heartbreak Productions explore how these famous lovers would fare in our modern society.

In a world of fakery, what becomes of true love?

With heightened tension, social media is buzzing with the goings-on of the Montagues and the Capulets. As the public watch on, there’s only one question on everybody’s mind – will these two families behave, or will it be another fiery fray as the spectacular squabble continues?

Aiming to produce performances which inspire, challenge and entertain, Heartbreak productions are one of the UK’s leading open-air touring companies. This show is intended to be a first introduction to Shakespeare for young audiences, with half the characters speaking in modern English and half in the original Shakespearean text. The company frequently collaborate with actors, composers, designers and creatives to create highly memorable and unique outdoor performance.

This is a brilliantly fresh take on a timeless love story. Heartbreak production will roll out the red carpet – all you need to do is bring a chair and pack a delicious picnic ( just remember to post it on Instagram). Dress to impress and remember to charge your phone. Get selfie-ready, pose, tweet and Snapchat – if you haven’t posted it on social media, has it even really even happened?

This summer Heartbreak Productions will also bring their open-air adaptations of Noel Coward’s Private Lives and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights to Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden. Dreamy open-air theatre.

Romeo and Juliet at Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden, Manchester

17–18 August 2019
From £11.50