Shakespeare comes to The Walled Garden

“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo”

North Down Borough Council in association with Heart Break Productions Theatre Company are excited to announce Romeo & Juliet at The Walled Garden, taking place on July 24th & 25th 2013.

Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families is one of his most popular plays and has become one of the world’s most enduring love stories with Romeo and Juliet becoming symbolic of young lovers and doomed love. With Verona as the backdrop, these young lovers in defiance of their families and in secret from their friends forge their love affair with the most tragic of endings.

Thrills and dynamism, masks, dance, blades, potions and poetry – Heartbreak’s inimitable storytelling style infuses a modern twist but maintains all the intensity of this legendary tale, creating a unique and compelling performance to move and engage audiences as they watch this riveting romance played out under sultry Italian skies.

Heartbreak Productions are an award-winning open air theatre company which have been creating theatre, film, education and community theatre since 1991. The company travels up and down the country performing their vibrant productions to sell-out crowds at castles, country houses, city parks and gardens and have won rave reviews for their work:

“A quality cast – Theatre at it’ best.” BBC Gloucester

“An excellent performance; clear and accessible, funny and touching. Brilliantly acted….” Playing Out.

Speaking about the performance, Wendy Smith, North Down Borough Council’s Events Officer said: “We are delighted to have Heartbreak Productions perform this famous love story in the beautiful surrounds of The Walled Garden and are very excited that the event coincides with the release of Carlo Carlei’s new Romeo and Juliet movie which is being released in cinemas on July 26th. The event is part of our Bangor 400 programme of events and what better way to mark the occasion than with a play from one of the most celebrated bards of the era.”

So absorb yourself in the performance of Romeo & Juliet at The Walled Garden ….gather your family and friends, grab a picnic and join Heartbreak Productions for a fantastic summer experience, magnificent open air theatre full of passion and thrills.

Admission by ticket only, £5 per person.  Performances start at 7.30pm on each evening.

Tickets available via North Down Museum (028 9127 1200) and Bangor Tourist Information Centre (028 9127 0069)

  • Please feel free to bring along a picnic to enjoy at these events however note that the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • North Down Borough Council will be providing chairs for the events