Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare

Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

Wed 24 July 7.30pm Main Lawn

Standard Ticket £20.20

Friends Ticket £18.35

All Ticket Prices Below

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.

Illyria supports the Equity union’s Charter for Outdoor Theatre

Suitable for all ages.

Running time (approx): 140-minutes (including interval)

Main Lawn Ticket£20.20
Festival Friends & Hever Castle, Hever Golf and Wellbeing Club Members £18.35
*Groups, over 20 tickets £18.35
Joint Theatre and Castle Garden entryAdult £34.90
Child £29.40

Hever Castle Main Lawn

Come prepared for the weather in this uncovered, stunningly beautiful, exclusive venue with a Hever Castle view.

You can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc. along with your picnic. Choose where you would like to sit when you arrive, you will view the performance from there whilst enjoying your picnic (if you can save pudding until then).

The Moat Restaurant coffee bar will be open before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and ice cream.

Please note: umbrellas are welcome if required, gazebo’s are not.