This is an outdoor production in the fabulous atmospheric setting of Castle Gardens, so please bring a blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather.
Macbeth in 40 minutes? Romeo & Juliet in 40 minutes? Both shows performed by only 4 actors in one evening!
440 Theatre are back with their ‘Double Bill’ for 2023. Two of Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedies transformed into outrageous, fall-on-the-floor comedies. You might have seen Shakespeare before but never like this! Four Forty have been delighting audiences up and down the country with their fast paced, in your face, hysterically funny productions. Offering an alternative take on some of the worlds most famous plays, their inimitable style and charisma has set them apart as one of the most hungry and playfully ambitious travelling troupes around.
As part a double bill, 440 will be performing Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet in the space of one evening! Act One sees the 440 team wrestle with a side splitting Macbeth (Yes, a comedy!) followed by an even more outrageous Romeo & Juliet in Act Two.
Stripping the narrative to its core we keep the essence of Shakespeare’s words alive to help his magnificent stories shine at the heart of our shows. Anarchy is equally balanced with a safe and family friendly environment which keeps audiences relaxed, engaged and safe in the knowledge they’re in good hands!
The Castle Gardens experience
Castle Gardens is a magical outdoor space that lies adjacent to the Museum of Somerset and The Castle Hotel in Taunton.
The site will be open from 5pm, one hour before each performance, giving you plenty of time to enjoy a pre-show picnic with family and friends. And to make the evening truly special, The Castle Hotel will be providing an on-site bar, serving a selection of drinks to enhance your experience. Don’t forget to also bring a cosy blanket, so you can cuddle up under the stars and immerse yourself in the enchanting surroundings.