Shakespeare Returns to Shrewsbury Castle

Romeo and Juliet, arguably Shakespeare’s most loved play, will be performed outdoors in the grounds of Shrewsbury Castle next week when The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return to the town by popular demand. Tuesday 12 August will see the UK’s premier open-air touring theatre company present Shakespeare’s best loved tragedy as it would have been in the Bard’s day - in traditional costume and with an all male cast. It has been five years since the company performed in Shrewsbury Castle grounds and organisers are delighted to be returning to the picturesque outdoor venue.

The much anticipated event, which will be a highlight of Shrewsbury’s cultural calendar this year, has been made possible by the generosity of three local business sponsors: Tudor Healthcare Accountants, FBC Manby Bowdler & Herald Wealth Management. Laura Jones, Marketing Manager for FBC Manby Bowdler, says “It is important for us as a business to get involved with and support local art and culture which is why we’re delighted to sponsor the production” Ann Tudor of Tudor Healthcare Accountants expressed her delight at being involved with the event and said “Outdoor theatre productions in Shrewsbury prove to be such enjoyable evenings for us and our clients”.

 As in previous years, the audience is encouraged to bring along picnics, drinks and something to sit on to complete the experience. Tickets are on sale now priced at £15 in advance or £18 on the gate (and just £8 for under 16s). They can be purchased online at or in person from Shropshire Bowling and Trophy Centre at 6 Milk Street (cash only). Those who use Twitter can follow and join the conversation @ShrewsSummer during the build up to the event and on the night. More information can be found at


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