Wild Goose's Midsummer Night's Dream at Oxford Castle last year

The brilliant Wild Goose Theatre is back, with a brand new production of William Shakespeare‘s iconic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, at the historic Oxford Castle Courtyard.

Set to captivate audiences of all ages, Wild Goose has ensured that their adaption is as relevant today as when Shakespeare penned the play over four centuries ago.

“Its universal themes, vibrant characters, and poetic language continue to engage audiences, captivating both the young and the young-at-heart,” director Alex Nicholls explains.

“From the star-crossed lovers and their passionate romance to the bittersweet tragedy that unfolds, the play’s emotional depth and timeless appeal ensure its enduring popularity.”

Throw in an evening of music, dance, and song and this version of Romeo and Juliet looks set to be a resounding summer success.

Running from July 3-29, The Oxford Castle Courtyard will provide a magnificent and intimate setting, the historic element only adding a touch of authenticity to help transport the audience back in time.

Alex Nicholls, the director, said: “It’s been a thrill to work with our highly talented and diverse cast who have completely embraced Shakespeare’s great love story, beautiful language and really breathe new life into this beloved tale. Come and see them in action!”

Audiences can expect a dynamic production, featuring period costumes, and a talented cast of performers who will delve into the power of love and the consequences of hate.

So why Romeo and Juliet and does it still appeal to today’s audiences? “What sets Romeo and Juliet apart is its ability across the centuries to resonate with multiple generations, regardless of age,” Alex says.

Wild Goose’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at Oxford Castle last year

“In a world where divisions continue to persist, Romeo and Juliet also serves as a poignant reminder of the transformative power of love. It prompts us to question the barriers and prejudices that separate us, and challenges us to find common ground and understanding.

“The play’s exploration of forbidden love, and the sacrifices made in the face of adversity reflects the universal human experience, making it highly relatable to modern audiences,” he adds..

Wild Goose Theatre is an Oxford based company producing good quality Shakespeare which always remains faithful to the bard’s beautiful language.

Romeo and Juliet is at Oxford Castle Courtyard from July 3 to July 29 at 7.30pmTickets are now available here: https://www.oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk/events/event/romeo-juliet/