09:52 Friday 13 June 2014

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend open-air Romeo and Juliet performance in Ely

Written byJORDAN DAY

Hundreds of people enjoyed an open-air performance of one Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies in Ely.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men returned to the city on Tuesday for an open-air production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the gardens of the Old Palace, on Palace Green.

Around 300 people grabbed their picnic baskets and deck chairs to enjoy the evening performance.

Adella Charlton, director of performance studies at King’s Ely, said: “This was the ninth visit of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and they worked their magic once more with a fast paced, clear and moving performance of Romeo and Juliet.

“It was a perfect evening and it was wonderful to welcome so many members of the public to the Old Palace garden.”

King’s Ely’s actor in residence, Nicholas Limm, also starred in the production as he is touring the UK with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men after successfully auditioning to play the part of Lady Capulet.

In his role as actor in residence at King’s, Nick assists with the practical drama lessons and school productions.

For more information, visit www.tlcm.co.uk.

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