We all love to head to Ferry Meadows in the summer but this month it provides a fantastic backdrop for a story of star-crossed lovers and gang rivalries.

Peterborough MASK Theatre, well-known for their vibrant and innovative productions, bring Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet to life in the Park. They had great reviews of their previous outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the cathedral and this one’s expected to be another fantastic performance.

The cast are drawn from across the city and even further afield and co-director Hannah Drury says they’re giving it a modern twist.

“Everyone knows the story, so the challenge is how can we tell it in a new and exciting way? The themes are timeless, and we’ve kept things fresh by bringing the set, costumes and sound bang up to date. These characters should be recognisable and relatable. You won’t find any doublets or breeches here!”

Romeo and Juliet will be performed at Ferry Meadows in Nene Park, Peterborough from July 6 – 9, nightly at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

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