Where for art thou Romeo? I’m at the Castle

A scene from Romeo and Juliet
A scene from Romeo and Juliet

Love will be in the air at Tattershall Castle on Friday with an outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet.

Billed as the world’s greatest love story, William Shakespeare’s famous work will be performed by touring company ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.’

The touring group was formed after they were given permission directly from the Lord Chamberlain at Buckingham Palace.

Producer Mark Puddle joined with seven young actors to follow in the footsteps of the original Lord Chamberlain’s Men;.

They were a the group of travelling players which William Shakespeare worked with for most of his career.

Since the latter day Lord Chamberlain’s Men first toured the UK with their inaugural production of Macbeth, the last ten years have seen the company travel over 100,000 miles.

The Tattershall performance of Rome and Juliet promises to be interesting as it will feature an all male cast of actor-musicians, in full Elizabethan costume.

Following the same principles that Shakespeare himself championed, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men combine clear, bold and dynamic storytelling with music, songs and comedy in every performance.

The touring cast are responsible for set construction, costume maintenance and transportation from venue to venue.

Mark Puddle said: “In our first years we toured to a handful of venues. Today, we play to capacity audiences at some of the most beautiful and historically important venues in the country We’re really looking forward to visiting Tattershall Castle. It should be the perfect setting.”

Gates open at 6.30pm on Friday and a 7.30pm show.

Tickets cost £13 for adults, £10 for children and can be booked by calling 01526 342543.