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Enjoy two special summer nights this July as Groundlings Theatre bring some sparkling Shakespeare to Glastonbury.

This year, summer nights will be brought alive with Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight and his sparkling comedy of misunderstandings.

Exploding onto the stage with passion and verve, Groundlings Theatre Company brings together a thrilling ensemble in classic dress to present the trials and tribulations of love.

In the old monastery ruins of Glastonbury also known as the Glastonbury Abbey, the company will perform two Shakespeare classics, Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. Both are presented in traditional Tudor dress with Romeo & Juliet also played by all male cast as it would have been in Shakespeare's time, Groundlings Theatre are experts in bringing to life the birth of British drama.

Artistic Director of Groundlings Theatre, Richard Stride, who is also directing these productions commented, “19 years ago, Groundlings Theatre Company first started as a Shakespeare touring company and in the years after we travelled the UK performing to some wonderful audiences. This summer we are proud to return to our roots and go back on the road and are looking forward to sharing summer nights this year with new audiences and some beautiful venues.”

Romeo & Juliet will be performed on 6th July and Much Ado About Nothing on 7th July with both starting at 7.30pm. Both shows are open air and tickets can be booked here.
Venue: Glastonbury Abbey Magdalene ST., Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EL
Dates: 6th July (Romeo & Juliet) / 7th July (Much Ado About Nothing) 2019
Times: 19:00
Tickets: Advanced – £12 Adults | £10 Children / Concession/Member
Groups/Socs (10+) £8.00
On the door – £15 Adults | £13 Children/ Concessions / Member £13


Added: 25th June 2019

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