Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare in the Squares

Shakespeare in the Squares bring a classic to life in summer 2017 with Romeo and Juliet in Norfolk Square Gardens, brought to you by PadingtonNow BID. Director Tatty Hennessy highlights the generational divide between the young and old, and explores the devastating consequences of blindly inherited feuds.

Of all of Shakespeare's tragedies Romeo and Juliet is the most youthful, playing on the giddiness of youth, the rashness of quick violence and the heat of the summer. Stretch out below the tree canopy at Norfolk Square and watch the colour and light provide the perfect backdrop to 1950s fair Verona.

Bring a picnic hamper or order one from The Quince Tree at Clifton Nurseries, who will be providing a pop-up gazebo of fresh food, pastries and savoury treats.