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The 2 Gentlemen of Verona after William Shakespeare

27 June - 2 July 2023

“An intense ritual of youth. If Shakespeare were alive, he would have come to see this piece.”


Welsh creative Evan L. Barker’s new version of the under-cherished drama-comedy presents a bold and surprising hybrid of classical and contemporary text.

Creating the modern-day school system; following sixth-form students navigating their way through the social hierarchy; into their adult life.

Going between Verona (State Comprehensive), Milan (Private) & Mantua (Military School) Exploring corrupted youth, naive love, friendship & betrayal. With themes of class, loneliness, and abandonment.

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Reviews for The 2 Gentlemen of Verona


Funny, naïve, engaging, and full of life, this is a play that keeps growing.


achieves the impossible by improving on Shakespeare’s most-neglected play

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