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All welcome: Bard's classic to be brought to life on HGV trailer

Ross Crawford 27th Jun, 2021

A WHEELIE bin is a Capulet and it’s all taking place on the back of a lorry trailer, but it’s still Romeo and Juliet and the Bard’s tale of star crossed love really is coming to Studley next week.

Staged by the brilliant Aunty Jen Productions it promises to bring to life perhaps the greatest love story ever told – complete with warring Capulet and Montague families, bitter sword fighting and tragedy laced with a hearty dose of humour too.

“We’ve taken Shakespeare at his word put it into two hours, including the interval,” said Jen Stone of AJP.

“So it’s fast paced and a little bit saucy and cheeky too and we’ve really played up the comedy.”

Backing it up are five days of workshops with local schools from Alcester Academy through to Coughton Primary and St Mary’s RC in Studley – all including a crash course in stage combat.

The performances are on Friday, July 2 at 6.30pm, Saturday, July 3 at 6.30pm – the day of the Studley Festival – and Sunday, July 4 at 3.30pm and all will take place outdoors at Studley Sports and Social Club.

The stage will be a lorry trailer borrowed from Allelys and there will be a bar, barbecue, and local produce from Rough Hill Farm Shop.

Tickets are a snip at just £6 and, thanks to a £500 grant from Studley Parish Council, youngsters in receipt of the pupil premium and people affected badly by Covid will receive subsidised entry.

Aunty Jen Productions wowed the crowds last year with their telling of A Midsummer’s Night Dream and tickets for Romeo and Juliet are available at https://auntyjenproductions.co.uk/.

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