The familiar Shakespeare story of family feuds and doomed love that is Romeo & Juliet regularly gets a makeover by others, and you can take in two very different versions of the tale over the next couple of weeks.
First up is what’s described as an ‘artistic and accessible’ new staging of the Bard’s great love story from Irrational Theatre and Ovo.
Curtain up is tomorrow, Thursday, at 8pm at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans. Performances continue until Saturday, then break until another four-day run from Thursday, May 16.
The show is directed and designed by Paula Chitty, and you can find out more at www.maltingsartstheatre.co.uk
If you prefer a more classical interpretation, head along to Watford’s Palace Theatre on Wednesday, May 15 for a screening of the Prokofiev ballet version of the story, performed by the famous Bolshoi Ballet and broadcast by satellite from Moscow. For more details call 01923 225671 or visit www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk