A Village Romeo and Juliet at Devonshire Park Theatre
Opera, Sun 2 Apr 2017, £12-£33
Romeo & Juliet
A noir twist on the much-loved tale, set to sumptuous late romantic music. In this dark re-telling of Shakespeare’s play, childhood sweethearts Vrenchen and Sali are torn apart by their fathers’ feuding over land owned by the mysterious Dark Fiddler, who predicts revenge on anyone who tries to claim this wilderness. NSO’s hard-hitting, stripped-back production is directed by Susannah Waters, whose production of L’Etoile for NSO delighted audiences and reviewers alike. Delius’ dreamlike, romantic score contains the much-loved ‘Walk to the Paradise Garden’. Lee Reynolds conducts his own Kantanti Ensemble, (27 young professional musicians). An emotionally gripping production, with luscious music and the dramatic story of two young lovers forced to desperate ends.
Map reference: OA 612846 Lat: 50.76338 Long: 0.28511
Located just yards from the seafront Wish Tower area and 10 minutes walk from the railway station. Follow theatre signs. The theatre has a pay and display car park in College Road (free of charge in evenings). There's also a limited amount of free on street parking.
Parking: with charge
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station