The Teatro Nuovo in Verona opened in 1846 and is a member of a group of leading Italian theatres known as the Teatro Stabile del Veneto, which also includes theatres in Venice and Padua.
Romeo and Juliet
Since 2015 The Kings Theatre Portsmouth and Teatro Stabile Veneto – Teatro Nazionale have worked together to bring Italian and English Language productions of the most famous romantic tragedy ever written, Romeo and Juliet, to its original setting, Verona.
This production of Romeo and Juliet features three cast members (and a narrator) performing the play’s greatest scenes in some of Verona’s most beautiful locations including Juliet’s courtyard, the Cortile Ex Tribunale, the Cortile Mercato Vecchio and Teatro Nuovo. The interactive promenade productions invites the audience to dance alongside Romeo and Juliet as they fall in love, be a witness at their secret marriage, to take part in the tragic fight that leads to Tybalt’s death and to weep at Romeo and Juliet’s poignant final moments together.
July - September 2017
Now in its third year, this year's cast of recent graduates are all from the Guildford School of Acting. Stephanie Dickson returns for a second year as Juliet, whilst her real life 'romeo', Joseph Rhys Westcott, stars opposite. Luke Rees-Oliviere completes the trio as Mercutio. The English language cast performing from 10 July - 9 September.