The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Comes To St George’s Hall

CHALICE MEDIA bring a roaring 1920s adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragic love stories as director Laura J Harris and her company of actors present Romeo & Juliet at St Georges Hall on Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd July 2016. This ‘Guns and Gangsters’ prohibition era spin on the classic tale of two star crossed lovers will see the Chalice gang transforming the Concert Hall into a Capulet-owned Speakeasy. Romeo & Juliet is Chalice Media’s third production in a season of classic Shakespeare plays taking place at St George’s Hall to mark the 400th Anniversary of the Bard’s death. Appropriately entitled, Where There’s a Will, the season features four of The Bard’s most popular plays which are being staged in the stunning Concert Room at the iconic venue. The series was launched in April with a highly successful performance of Macbeth, which was followed by a Steampunk adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous tragi-comedy, The Tempest. And now, fans of The Bard can look forward to a unique take on one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays starring Matt Lacey as Romeo and Alice Wyatt as Juliet. Laura commented: “This is an incredible opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s master storytelling a very intimate and visceral way.  Definitely a date for the calendar!” Alan Smith, General Manager of St George’s Hall Liverpool, added: “St George’s Hall is delighted to be able to work with Chalice productions to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. The first two productions have been amazing and we’re sure that the audience will fall in love with Romeo & Juliet. “It also gives us a magnificent opportunity to animate the ornate concert room in a new and dynamic way.  The various spaces, alcoves and recesses in the Hall easily accommodate the wide and diverse characters of Shakespeare and provide a fitting location for any Shakespearean scene.” Following Romeo & Juliet, Chalice Media will present their final production Much Ado About Nothing from 3rd to 5th August. Due to the short run of the performances and Chalice’s previous triumphs, tickets are likely to be in high demand so book early to avoid disappointment!  Tickets are now on sale from Ticketquarter. Website:             www.chalicemediagroup.com / www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk Facebook:           ChaliceMedia Twitter:                @ChalicePro / @ChaliceBooks LISTING INFORMATION ROMEO AND JULIET 7.30pm Saturday 2 July 7.30pm Sunday 3 July Concert Room, St George’s Hall Liverpool St Georges Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ Entrance via North Hall (opposite Walker Art Gallery). Doors open from 6.30pm. Cash Bar available MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING 7.30pm Wednesday 3 August 2016 7.30pm Thursday 4 August 2016 7.30pm Friday 5 August 2016 TICKET INFORMATION £14 Adults £12 Season Ticket Price £10 per person for school groups (including 2 free tickets in every 10) General tickets can be purchased at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or telephone 0844 800 0410