Two Gents opens at The Green Room Theatre

The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Press Release photo

'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' by William Shakespeare - a comedy of young lovers, put-upon servants, fierce outlaws, and a dog with no manners - runs at the Wilmslow theatre from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd March.

Directors Celia Bonner and Mike Rogerson say: "The play is about love, betrayal and disguise and to add to the fun, we've updated things by a fair few centuries, added a few songs, a live band and there's a bit with a dog! A wooden dog on wheels called Crab."

The plot of Two Gents sees Proteus, who is head over heels in love with Julia, reluctant to leave Verona. Meanwhile, his best friend, Valentine is intent on improving himself through travel and adventure and leaves for Milan without Proteus.

The two friends are quickly reunited when Proteus is forced to go to the Duke's court in Milan under his father's orders. There they both fall deeply in love with the Duke's daughter, Silvia.

Despite having already promised himself to Julia, Proteus vows to take Silvia for himself. Blinded by his love for Silvia, Proteus sets out to destroy his relationships with Valentine and Julia. Julia arrives in Milan under the disguise of a man named Sebastian to confront Proteus herself.

Using the ploy of disguises, true love prevails and the friends are reconciled.

Each evening performance starts at 7:45pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd March.

To book tickets, visit The Green Room Theatre. or telephone the box office (01625 540933) which will open for personal callers between 11 am and 12 noon on 9th and 16th March. Tickets cost £10 for members, £12 full price.

Photo from left to right: Jamie King (as Valentine), Jess Trimble (as Silvia) and Steve Berrington (as Proteus).


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