Eponymous love story in gardens

The Bury Theatre Workshop is performing Romeo and Juliet for its annual Shakespeare in the Park show. Pictured: Connor Foster as Romeo and Megan McGowan as Juliet. ANL-150619-141019001
The Bury Theatre Workshop is performing Romeo and Juliet for its annual Shakespeare in the Park show. Pictured: Connor Foster as Romeo and Megan McGowan as Juliet. ANL-150619-141019001
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A Bury St Edmunds theatre group is preparing to stage an alfresco production of William Shakespeare’s eponymous tale of love and tragedy.

For its fourth annual Shakespeare in the Park performance, the Bury Theatre Workshop will be performing Romeo and Juliet outside in the Abbey Gardens from Wednesday, July 8 to Saturday, July 11.

The performance will be staged in traditional Elizabethan costume and style, with live music from the 16th century.

Spectators will also be treated to spectacular sword-fighting and dancing from the period from the amateur dramatists.

The play will star young talents Connor Foster and Megan McGowan as the star-crossed lovers fighting to keep their relationship alive against the background of their feuding families.

Suitable for all the family, Shakespeare in the Park promises a relaxing evening for friends and family, settled with a picnic in the gardens of the historic abbey.

There will be a special preview show at 7pm on Tuesday, July 7, with all tickets £5.

Tickets for the main shows, which will start at 7pm and will include a matinee at 2pm on July 11, are £12 for adults, £6 for 12 to 16-year-olds, and free for under 11s.

Refreshments will be available during the performances.

To book, see www.burytheatreworkshop.org.uk.