English Theatre STET shakes up Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy during an Open-Air performance in Wassenaar. German Theatre company Globe Berlin will perform their English spoken, modern production of Romeo and Juliet at the estate of Raadhuis de Paauw on September 11th and 12th.
Director Christian Leonard has transferred this classical production into a theatrical experience for the present. Instead of an inner-aristocratic feud, seemingly irreconcilable principles of life are at war: freedom and self-determination compete against the traditional values such as security, performance and obedience. Making Globe Berlin’s Romeo & Juliet a play in the best folk theater tradition, brought to an open-air stage by a versatile ensemble, full of linguistic richness, fast-paced battle scenes and intoxicating music.
Each year, STET invites British theatre company Illyria to perform during their Open-Air show in Wassenaar. Due to a COVID-hiatus of one year and Brexit making it harder for British companies to perform in the Netherlands, this 2021 edition takes a new turn by inviting a new theatre company into their tradition.
Romeo & Juliet, Globe Berlin
11 & 12 September, 19:30
Raadhuis de Paauw, Wassenaar
Tickets: €27.50/ €15.00
For more info and tickets: www.theenglishtheatre.nl