Classic Shakespeare tale in the open-air at Barnwell

Barnwell Country Park in Oundle.

Barnwell Country Park in Oundle.

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Shakespeare’s famous tale of two star-crossed lovers and the tragedy that befalls them will be staged in a new open-air production at Barnwell Country Park.

Romeo & Juliet will be performed by Heartbreak Productions, which has more than 20 years of experience in staging shows.

As the Bard’s famous story goes, two innocent young lovers fall victim to family hatred and cruel destiny. As the heat rises and fervour mounts, power, passion and politics all play their part in leading to this story’s agonising and iconic ending.

A spokeswoman said: “Thrills and dynamism, masks, dance, blades, potions and poetry, Heartbreak’s inimitable storytelling style infuses a modern twist, but maintains all the intensity of this legendary tale.”

Romeo & Juliet is part of Heartbreak Productions’ summer 2013 tour that will be performed at castles, country houses and gardens throughout the UK.

The play will be performed on Saturday at 7.30pm. Audiences are invited to take low-backed seating, rugs and picnics. A torch may also be useful. Tickets cost £12 or £8. See www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk