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the two gentlemen of verona

Presented by University of Oxford students and Oxford Playhouse in association with Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor Fund and Drama Fund and St Catherine’s College

Book Tickets

Wed 15 - 18 May

Performance


Venue

Oxford Playhouse , Beaumont Street, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 2LW

Age Rating

14+

What happens when you fall in love with your best friend’s girlfriend?

“Except I be by Silvia in the night,

There is no music in the Nightingale”

What happens when you fall in love with your best friend’s girlfriend?

This modern retelling follows Valentine, as he moves from his home in small town Verona, to the exciting city of Milan and falls in love with wealthy heiress Silvia. Meanwhile Valentine’s best friend Proteus, leaves behind his girlfriend Julia, and follows him to Milan. Things become complicated when Proteus becomes obsessed with Silvia.

A complex tale of passion and disguise unfolds as young adults navigate desire, consent, and the limits of friendship.

Directed by Gregory Doran and brought to life by Oxford University studentsThe Two Gentlemen of Verona is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays and also one of the most rarely performed. It will be the first time that Gregory Doran has directed the play.

Gregory Doran is the current Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at the University of Oxford. An outstanding Shakespearian with an illustrious career, he was Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2012 to 2022 and is the first Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor to direct a student production as part of his tenure.

Plan your visit

Oxford Playhouse , Beaumont Street, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 2LW


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