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Peterborough theatre company's 'star crossed' summer



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A popular theatre group plans to bring an iconic tragedy to life this summer.

Peterborough Mask Theatre is well known for taking on all manner of plays, from modern stories to Shakespeare’s classics.

This summer, the company, well-known for their vibrant and innovative productions, will perform the bard’s famous tale of star-crossed lovers against the beautiful woodland backdrop of Ferry Meadows in Peterborough.

Peterborough Mask Theatre performing Frankenstein in 2021. Photo by Thomas Byron Photography. (56416917)
Peterborough Mask Theatre performing Frankenstein in 2021. Photo by Thomas Byron Photography. (56416917)

Co-director Phil Lewis is delighted by the prospect of a new venue. He said: “It’s been three years since we performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral. Audiences absolutely loved it, so expectations are high, but we know we can meet them.

“People have waited a long time to see what we do next.”

The cast, drawn from across the city and even further afield, have already begun rehearsing and co-director Hannah Drury is keen to keep them on their toes.

She said: “Everyone knows the story, so the challenge is how can we tell it in a new and exciting way?

“The themes are timeless, and we’ve kept things fresh by bringing the set, costumes and sound bang up to date. These characters should be recognisable and relatable.

“You won’t find any doublets or breeches here!”

Romeo and Juliet will be performed from July 6– 9, nightly at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are available now from www.masktheatre.co.uk.



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