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Romeo and Juliet

19 Aug - 28 Aug 2016
  • Approximate running time 1hr 35minutes
  • £11.50
Lady Capulet comforts Juliet

The Mercury Young Company transport you to fair Verona for an atmospheric performance of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

It’s love at first sight when teenagers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet first spot each other across a crowded room. There’s just one problem: their families are sworn enemies. Secret meetings soon lead to a forbidden marriage, but these young lovers are forced to grow up quickly when the family feud threatens to overpower their love.


Performed in St. Martin’s Church in central Colchester, the story unfolds around you in this new and abridged version of Shakespeare’s most popular play.

Romeo & Juliet is directed by Filiz Ozcan, the Mercury’s Participation & Young People’s Director (Animal Farm, Blackout).

St Martin's Church
  • West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HN

Romeo & Juliet Box Office: 01206 573948

Romeo & Juliet will be performed in the atmospheric St Martin's Church, a spectacular medieval survivor with a massive truncated tower.

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"4.5 stars. Inspired, imaginative … A memorable Shakespeare"
— The Reviews Hub
"Stunning … gorgeous … beautiful … One of the best theatrical productions I’ve ever had the fortune to experience in my 15 years as an arts critic"
— Daily Gazette
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