Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Outdoor theatre performance by Illyria.

Two wealthy families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are at war. Their feud has been long and bitter. But when Romeo, Montague’s son, gatecrashes Capulet’s party in disguise, everything changes. There he meets Juliet, Capulet’s daughter, and the pair fall into an intense, forbidden love that sets in motion a chain of events leading to a devastating conclusion. From a secret rendezvous in a moonlit garden to a fateful duel under the scorching Verona sun, Shakespeare masterfully explores the enduring power of love, revenge and fate in one of his best loved stories. But the surprising thing about this iconic tragedy is that it’s extremely funny too!

Performed by Illyria in the great outdoors, this fast paced, polished, beautifully spoken production has been created using only the First Folio text, the most authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s
plays. Illyria first performed this terrific play more than two decades ago to critical acclaim worldwide. This summer it returns for a third time: passionate, poetic, and utterly gripping!

Running time (approx): 140-minutes (including a 20-minute interval). Suitable for all ages.

Gates open 5.30pm.

Held in Brantwood’s lakeside meadow.  Please bring seating/rug. The Terrace Cafe will be open for snacks, hot drinks and alcoholic beverages prior to the performance.  Tickets: Ad £18.00; Students £10.00; Children (4-16) £10.00 (under 4s free).  Well-behaved dogs on leads are permitted. Venue is NOT wheelchair accessible.




Coniston Launch will be running a special service to and from the performance.  Leaving Coniston boatlandings at 6pm (please arrive at 5.45pm) and returning after the performance.

To book, go to , then click on book now then click on Brantwood Theatre. Alternatively phone number 017687 75327.

Event Information

Date & Time:Tuesday 16th July 2024 - 6:30 PM - 8:50 PM

Admission Price:Adults: £18.00

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD Telephone: 015394 41396