Antic Disposition presents Romeo and Juliet in Bath Abbey, 12–31 August 2024

Embark on an unforgettable theatrical journey with Antic Disposition’s bold production of Romeo and Juliet at Bath Abbey

This summer, award-winning Bath-based theatre company Antic Disposition invites you to experience Shakespeare’s iconic love story like never before.

In a bold reimagining of the timeless tale, audiences will embark on a promenade journey around Bath Abbey, tracing the tale of the star-crossed lovers through the breathtaking building. From the soaring majesty of the nave to the quiet corners and hidden nooks where secrets are shared, prepare to be drawn into the passion, conflict and heartbreak of the story like never before.

“Our aim with this production is to transport audiences into the heart of Shakespeare’s world,” say the directors, Ben Horslen and John Risebero. “Bath Abbey provides the perfect backdrop for the emotional intensity of Romeo and Juliet, and we’re thrilled to be bringing this beloved story to life in such a beautiful setting.”

Frank Mowat, Executive Director of Bath Abbey says, “This is a great opportunity for the Abbey to strengthen its ties with Antic Disposition, providing a unique location for theatre performances. We are looking forward to seeing how this promenade performance brings the location of the Abbey and the play to life.”

Performed by a talented cast of ten actors, all with connections to Bath and the South West, Antic Disposition’s Romeo and Juliet guarantees to captivate audiences of all generations with its swift storytelling, striking designs, evocative music and spectacular setting.

Directed for Antic Disposition by Peter Brook Award-winning Ben Horslen and John Risebero, Romeo and Juliet promises to be a landmark event in Bath’s cultural landscape and an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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