Synergy take on Bard’s classic

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SYNERGY takes to the stage with one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, Romeo and Juliet, with performances in Lewes.

Artistic director David Parton said: “The story of the teenage lovers from warring families needs very little introduction.

“Romeo and Juliet meet when Romeo and his friends gatecrash her father’s party.

“They fall hopelessly in love and agree to marry in secret, with the help of Juliet’s nurse and the sympathetic Friar Laurence. What none of them can possibly know is how this breathtaking, clandestine love affair can turn out...

“Share in the lovers’ excitement at their chance meeting in a crowded ballroom.

“Joke with Romeo and the boys as they compare notes about girls.

“Get frustrated with the friar as he persuades the lovers to enter into his hare-brained scheme!

“Weep with the nurse as she faces the loss of the girl she has cared for since birth. And save all your hate for Lord Capulet as he tries to force his daughter into an unhappy marriage of convenience.

“We will be returning to the gorgeous Crouch Gardens, Seaford, on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14 before performing at Southover Grange Gardens, Lewes, between Tuesday and Thursday, July 16 and 18.

“We will finish our week’s run by making our open-air début on the village green (behind The Juggs pub) in Kingston-near-Lewes on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20.

“All performances begin at 7pm. Do bring something to sit on and something to keep you warm and dry.

“We all know what these English summers are like!

Tickets (£12/£10 concessions) are available from our central box office on 01273 301444.

Tickets will also be available on the door.”