1950s Italy. In a city of secrets, Romeo and Juliet meet, and a love marked by death is born...

The Marlowe Society returns to the Arts Theatre with a play as romantic, funny and scary as love itself. Romeo and Juliet continues the Marlowe's record for groundbreaking workings of the classics.

Following in the footsteps of directors such as Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and Tim Supple (National Theatre), this production combines professional expertise with the talent of tomorrow. This year's director, Simon Godwin, made his West End debut at the age of 23 and is currently also working on the world premiere of Simon Armitage's Mister Heracles at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The title roles are played by rising stars Tom Hiddleston and Lydia Fox.

'For fresh Shakespeare go and see it'

Time Out on Godwin's recent production of All's Well That Ends Well

Arts Theatre LogoTuesday 6 - Saturday 10 March 2001
Tue-Sat at 7.45pm; Thu & Sat matinees at 2.30pm

Directed by Simon Godwin. Designed by Simon Daw.

Flyer: designed by Sally Pring and Ed Shinton with Daniel A. Morgenstern
Sponsored by Tiger Aspect, Talkback and Hat Trick Productions