The award-winning Oddsock’s Theatre Company will be performing The Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet at Rugby Library on Tuesday 25th October.
Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, tickets are free to see the national touring company perform their 90 minute comedy adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Audience members can expect fun interaction as warring members in the Romeo and Juliet story.
Cllr Kam Kaur, Portfolio Holder for Customers at Warwickshire County Council, said: “Taking place during half-term week, this production is for everyone aged from 7 to 107. We hope to introduce younger children to Shakespeare in a fun way, interest teenagers in a playwright who was daring in his day, and encourage adults to revisit his works with a fresh eye.”
The performance is from 4pm-5.30pm on Tuesday 25 October at Rugby Library and tickets need to be booked in advance on Eventbrite by visiting http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries A limited number of tickets are available so early booking is recommended.
Cllr Matt Western, Chair of the Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: “Our libraries are real hubs of learning and culture and I’m pleased that people will be able to see this top class production for free at Rugby Library.”
The Rugby performance is part of a regional tour of the West Midlands, funded by Arts Council England and organised by the Society of Chief Librarians and the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
See a preview video of the Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-iO_kPsjVs&feature=youtu.be