performance of Romeo and Juliet in Brent Knoll this Saturday
special outdoor theatre performance of Shakespeare's classic Romeo
and Juliet will be performed in Brent Knoll this Saturday (July
alfresco drama company The Festival Players will be performing
the story of young love and family fueds.
performance will be held at Ivy Hall in Brent Knoll at 7pm, with
the gardens opening at 5.45pm.
are encouraged to bring a picnic and their own seating. Tickets,
costing £15 for adults and £7 for children, are available
from the box office on 0845 2249164 or Brent Knoll post office
on 01278 760225. Proceeds will go to ABF The Soldier's Charity
and St Michael's Church Fabric Fund.
and Juliet is staged with a cast of seven. There is much doubling
up therefore, with the ubiquitous Paul Jennings playing four sharply
interpretation of the nurse is well judged, never quite lapsing
into a pantomime dame and touchingly believable when he/she has
to show sorrow. To his credit, he also plays the dastardly Tybalt,"
a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Pinnick and Alicia Bennett as the star-crossed couple are developing
a chemistry but their initial encounters need a burst of wild
abandon and then palpable, panting and raging lust."
excels with her reactions to the adults, suddenly feisty and truculent,
a young woman who has discovered her sexuality. Apparently Pinnick
came to the part rather late in rehearsals but that is never apparent.
His playing of Romeos lovelorn phase will please audiences
who know their Shakespeare."
Proffit gives the production much of its dramatic weight. He plays
Mercutio and Friar Laurence with admirable distinction. He has
a classic profile and a voice that should be opening doors for
radio work and seeing him in more prominent classic roles."
pacing of this Romeo and Juliet is brisk, the style is blessedly
traditional and there is live music to enjoy. Given fair weather,
the Festival Players will win some new admirers."