The ‘best bits’ of Romeo and Juliet comes to Brum

By on 11/10/2016 in News

Romeo and Juliet 2 finalFamilies are being urged to introduce their children to the ‘best bits’ of Shakespeare during half term, as part of a free regional tour starting at the Library of Birmingham later this month.

The Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet, a 90-minute comedy adaptation, aims to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare in a fun way and encourage adults to revisit his works with a fresh eye.

The tour by Oddsocks Theatre Company, organised by the Society of Chief Librarians in the West Midlands, will be launched at the Library of Birmingham on 22 October at 11am.  The production will then visit 11 other libraries across the region during the half term holiday.

Birmingham residents will also be able to enjoy this performance at Ward End Library on 26 October at 10.30am.

The Oddsocks West Midlands tour is part of the national Celebrating Shakespeare 2016 campaign to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The Library of Birmingham performance is free and places can be reserved at the Children’s Library on the lower ground floor or by emailing by Thursday, 20 October.  A limited number of places will also be available on the day.

For more information about The Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet tour, please visit  the Society of Chief Librarian’s website


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