York Theatre Royal is delighted to welcome the internationally acclaimed Watermill Theatre who will be visiting the city to be part of its International Shakespeare Festival, taking place citywide between 13 – 20 May 2017.
Based in a watermill in rural West Berkshire, The Watermill Theatre has become one of the very best producing theatres in the UK and has toured the world from Buenos Aires to Singapore. The company’s work ranges from Shakespeare and classic plays to new writing and their bold approach has led to the reimagining of large-scale musicals using actor-musicians, to breathe fresh life into familiar shows.
ROMEO AND JULIET,
16 May 7.30 pm, 17 May 2.30 pm, 20 May 7.30pm
A powerful and explosive new production of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of an all-consuming love. This ensemble production with live music, is directed by the company’s new artistic director Paul Hart, whose productions for The Watermill Theatre include, Great Expectations, Heroes, Journey’s End, The Tempest and who has directed for Propeller and The Donmar Warehouse.
18 May 7.30pm, 19 May 7.30pm, 20 May 2.30pm
A sparkling innovative production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of shipwreck, seduction and mistaken identity. Re-imagined and transported to the 1920s during the Prohibition Era, the action is played out to a scintillating soundtrack of live jazz music, in the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt.
Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night run at York Theartre Royal between 16 and 20 May 2017.