Two Gentlemen of Verona at Brighton Festival
Past Event

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Thu 11 Feb 2016

by William Shakespeare
Nick Bagnall director
Katie Sykes designer
James Fortune composer

Valentine loves Silvia and Proteus loves Julia – but Proteus is fickle, and falls for Silvia too. When Valentine plots an elopement, Proteus betrays him and Valentine is banished and joins some outlaws in the forest. What are the chances that he’ll be pursued by Silvia, and Silvia by Proteus, and Proteus by Julia, and that all will be waited upon by their servants Speed and Launce, and even Launce’s dog, Crab? This riotous new production is led by a joyful ensemble of players who will delight with songs, romance and chaos, and hurl Shakespeare's anarchic comedy into the 21st-century. Remember to bring a picnic and dress for the weather.