19:45, Tue 3rd – Sat 7th March 2009 at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Lent Week 7
This exhilarating story of extreme passions, in both their most beautiful and ugliest forms, is brought to the magnificent Cambridge Arts Theatre by The Marlowe Society, now in its 102nd year.
Helmed by exciting young director, Charlotte Westenra, the production returns the play to its Verona setting, where immature passions and blood feuds explode in the fiery Italian heat to bring tragedy to the door of the city's most powerful families.
Westenra directed Manuel Puig's KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at the Donmar Warehouse and has worked on its West End productions of FROST/NIXON and PIAF. Drawing on an exciting creative team who cut their teeth in arenas as dynamic and diverse as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Rio de Janeiro's Theatre of the Oppressed, and united with The Marlowe's electrifying cast, this fresh production is far more than just the 'greatest love story of all time'.
Youthful love provides the spark to ignite the generations of unchecked hatred in the searing Italian summer, "for these hot days is the mad blood stirring."