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Romeo & Juliet

Theatre in the Park

Thu 27 Jul 2023 - Sat 29 Jul 2023


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Running time: 125 minutes (including 10 mins interval about 65 mins in)


£14* Full price | £12* Concession | £5* Students / Under 25s


Various (See dates below)

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Romeo & Juliet

Sun & Moon Theatre 

Show times

  • Thurs 27 Jul | 7pm
  • Fri 28 Jul | 2pm | 7pm
  • Sat 29 Jul | 2pm | 7pm

After a successful run of Much Ado About Nothing in 2022, Sun & Moon Theatre are delighted to be returning to Rougemont Gardens with a vibrant, emotional, and bold open-air production of Shakespeare’s most popular drama of star-crossed lovers and warring families, Romeo and Juliet. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets has been reimagined as a rivalry between two family-run movie studios in the 1930s.

Touted as the studio’s latest ‘Golden Couple’, Juliet, the current ‘Girl Next Door’ has been matched up with matinee idol, Paris. Former child star, Romeo, is initially besotted by studio ‘It Girl’ Rosaline, until he falls for Juliet at the Capulets’ premiere after-party. Their lives controlled by this turbulent industry and period, Juliet and Romeo find joy, solace and excitement in their hasty romance, a desire for something true in an artificial world, and most of all, a hope for a better future. But comedy meets tragedy as fate has other ideas for them; behind the glitz and glamour of the film industry lies dark secrets and insecurities, and when their defiant union faces great opposition, it leads to violence, chaos, and despair.

Join us this summer for the world’s most famous love story, featuring live music, fights, humour, and tears, as we explore the love and conflict between friends, families, and couples, that still rings true today, and share the wonderful experience of Shakespeare in the Gardens.

Reviews and feedback from Sun & Moon Theatre’s previous shows:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Sun & Moon Theatre’s work is marked with emotional intelligence and passionate intensity. I can’t wait to see what happens next.”

★ ★ ★ ★ “Such a talented cast!”

★ ★ ★ ★ “Shakespeare at its best. I highly recommend you catch this dynamic theatre company, whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or not … you soon will be!”

“So accessible and relevant to all!”

About Sun & Moon Theatre

Based in the South West, Sun & Moon Theatre specialise in Shakespeare and their ethos is making Shakespeare for all, focusing on producing accessible and entertaining productions for a wide range of audiences, always asking ‘Why this play now?’.

They work with original text, using Quarto and First Folio scripts, and this year they are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio.

They produce indoor and open-air productions, workshops for schools, universities, and community groups, and one-to-one coaching sessions. To enquire about the company, please email

Theatre in the Park 

Theatre in the Park is back for summer 2023 – join us in Rougemont and Northernhay Gardens this Summer for some theatre out in the open!

Please note: In the event of wet weather, the performance may be moved inside at Exeter Phoenix.

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The site will have fully accessible facilities and there will be stewards on hand throughout the event to help you enjoy the evening.

Customers with access needs, who need to bring their own chair can reserve space in our dedicated area by contacting a member of our Box Office team on 01392 667080 and select option 1 or email

This event is at Rougemont Gardens so you are able to bring a chair to sit on. You cannot bring a chair for Big Screen in the Park or Theatre in the Park events at Northernhay Gardens.


£14* Full price

£12* Concession

£5* Students / Under 25s

You are welcome to bring your own picnics and drinks to this event, or nip over to our Café Bar in Exeter Phoenix where you can purchase food & refreshments to take into Rougemont Gardens with you.



*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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