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Shakespeare’s Star-crossed Mods and Rockers take to the stage!

Oddsocks Productions return to the lawns of Avoncroft Museum this summer with a new and innovative take on Shakespeare’s greatest love story: Romeo and Juliet. Set on Brighton seafront amidst the conflict of the mods and rockers, audiences can expect nothing short of chaos and comedy as they turn Shakespeare’s greatest love story on its head and set it to a swinging soundtrack of classics.

This outdoor performance takes part in the grounds of Avoncroft Museum on Sunday 8th July, at 6.30pm, and is part of Bromsgrove Festival.

Romeo and Juliet is arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play. The feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets are the backdrop for the young star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, to fall in love amidst the surrounding violence and chaos. Although despite being a tragedy, Oddsocks are more likely to have you in tears of laughter rather than of sadness.

Oddsocks’ Artistic Director, Andy Barrow says this is “Shakespeare for today. Seriously silly Shakespeare”. Andy continues by describing their unique style of performances: “Oddsocks is a theatrical experience for everyone. As actors, we’re putting on a party and everyone is invited. It’s theatre that’s highly energetic, full of life and plenty of laughs! It’s Shakespeare, but not as you know it!

Oddsocks Productions have spent over 28 years creating bold, interactive and comic productions of Shakespeare’s works. Whether it’s a live on-stage car chase (Romeo and Juliet, 2009) or the fairy-king as an avatar superhero (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2014) Oddsocks have no boundaries when it comes to creating memorable and unique comedy productions of the classics.

Avoncroft Museum will open its gates from 5.30pm and audiences are invited to arrive early, bring a picnic and a chair to enjoy what promises to be a delightful summer evening of entertainment.

Tickets for Romeo and Juliet are £16 for adults, £9 for children, £13 concessions and £37 for family tickets and can be booked in advance from the Oddsocks online box office


Shakespeare’s Star-crossed Mods and Rockers take to the stage!

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