Romeo & Juliet Open Air TheatreWednesday, July 7th, 2010
It’s the hottest driest summer yet and this is proving to be a bonus for village fetes, outdoor concerts and festival organisers in Dorset. Here in Dorchester there is a special treat in store, the Miracle Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue on Friday 16th July 2010 to Saturday, 17th July 2010.
Romeo & Juliet Open Air Theatre
For the first time in its 30 year history the Miracle Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and during the summer months the company is visiting spectacular ancient sites, gardens, parks and castles bringing the unique and memorable experience of live theatre to people of all ages.
The story is based on William Shakespeare’s popular play about two young lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. With numerous adaptations on stage, film (West Side Story in particular), the names Romeo and Juliet have become an ideal of youthful passion. The script has been freely adapted and directed by Bill Scott for Miracle Theatre. Known for its daring, innovative and downright funny physical performances, Miracle Theatre Company creates a totally original world full of surprise, imagination and humour found in unexpected places – a production to captivate audiences of all ages.
Miracle Theatre Company
The Miracle Theatre Company is one of Cornwall’s most popular touring theatre companies and is known for creating dynamic and entertaining performances based on Shakespeare’s plays and popular classical works. The company have been delighting audiences since 1979 with their witty comic style performances in open air venues, theatres and art centres around the UK.
Located on Weymouth Avenue, this spectacular ancient site is a giant Henge monument constructed at least 4500 years ago, probably by the inhabitants of Maiden Castle. Later the Romans adapted the same site creating an amphitheatre capable of holding 10,000 people. Maumbury Rings is still used today as the Romans intended, with occasional outdoor performances and historical re-enactments.
A joint promotion with Dorchester Town Council and a partnership promotion with the South Dorset Ridgeway Festival, this thrilling play starts at 6.30pm and finishes 10.30pm with ticket prices at £11.00 and £9.00 for concessions.
Bring along a chair, blanket, a picnic (bottle of wine!), family and friends and sit back and enjoy a unique evening’s entertainment.