Romeo & Juliet in Eastville Park Swimming Pool
Tel: +44 (0)7971047388
After an award winning year, 'Site Specific Theatre Masters' (Bristol 24/7) Insane Root return with an ambitious and vibrant open-air adaptation of Shakespeare's enduring tale of love-at-first-sight. You're invited to enter a new vision of Verona - hidden in plain sight - full of ferocious brawls, raucous parties and secret trysts.
Originally built as a Victorian lido, the Eastville Park Swimming Pool was damaged by shrapnel in World War 2 and subsequently turned into a community garden. The layers of history and tension between the natural and human worlds provide the perfect landscape for this famous play. Romeo & Juliet will be the first theatre production to be adapted and staged directly in response to this haunting space.
The show will feature a company of ten performers playing multiple roles, weaving in and amongst the audience, and with a stripped back running time of approx. 100 minutes. The show is created by the same team behind Macbeth at the Redcliffe Caves and The Tempest in St John on the Wall's Crypt. It will showcase the company's hallmark live singing, with thrilling fight sequences, dynamic staging and dance.
But as old rivalries turn to bloody murder, be careful not to get caught in the cross-fire...
Running time: Approx 100 mins in the performance space. Please arrive at least 15 mins before your performance time to check in at Box Office and transfer to the site. No latecomers will be admitted.
Age restrictions: Unsuitable for children under the age of 10; babes-in-arms not permitted.
Price: £22 - General Admission
Venue location: Eastville Park Swimming Pool, Fishponds, BS5 6QL
Access: Please be advised that this performance is immersive with elements of promenade and will include walking and standing around the venue. Some seating is available but please be prepared to stand throughout, or contact the company for assistance.
Wet Weather Policy: The British Summertime can be fickle when it comes to weather so we advise you to keep an eye on the forecast and dress appropriately. The performance will not be canceled due to weather unless they deem it unsafe for either audiences or performers to continue and they will never cancel a show before the advertised start time. For more information and the full policy, please refer to their website - www.insaneroot.co.uk
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to transfer your tickets to another performance, but reserve the right to charge a small admin fee - or the difference in ticket price if relevant - for doing so. Tickets can only be guaranteed for your initial booking and only after we have received payment.
Further restrictions may apply - please check at time of booking.
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