Oddsocks are reviving their mods and rockers themed Romeo & Juliet which featured in The Guardian Readers Favourite Theatre of 2017.

Our seaside loving Capulets and Montagues have violent confrontation on their minds, even Down in the Tube Station at Midnight. Meanwhile, romantic Romeo is moping to the Rhythm of the Rain for his latest unrequited love! He’s in for a surprise at the Capulet Party where Juliet likes his Black Betty and Juliet’s Nurse thinks her Sweet Child of Mine is falling in love. Romeo’s mates gatecrash the party and bang, Be Bop a Lula He’s My Baby.

Maybe, just maybe, The Power of Love will end the families’ violent feud.

Tybalt has other ideas, and because he’s Born To Be Wild, he gets into a fatal fight that sees two dead and Romeo banished. Juliet is left Chasing Cars and Every Breath is watched by her father. He will cheer her up by marrying her to the County Paris. Juliet, desperate to avoid this unwanted wedding, takes the Friar’s sleeping potion and is buried in the family tomb. Romeo, hearing of his lover’s “death” speeds to her and in a final climax of coincidence and confusion our star-crossed lovers bring the story to a tragic end. 

This is a Doncaster Culture Week event.  

5 things you need to know before coming to see Romeo & Juliet in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

1. You’ll need to bring something to sit on. Camping chairs or picnic blankets are ideal.

2. It’s outdoor, and if it rains, the show must go on!

3. Wrap up warm! It is Britain not the Bahamas, and even on a warm day, when the sun goes down it gets a bit nippy. Blankets are a great idea!

4. Plastic is key. We don’t want lots of smashed glass around, so let’s keep it plastic if you’re bringing your own glasses or cups.

5. You can take your seats from 4pm and the show starts at 5pm.

Dates and times

Sunday 22 July, 5pm


£14.50 (£10 under 26)

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FAQ for Romeo and Juliet

Q: What happens in bad weather?

A: The performance will go ahead even if it rains, so prepare for all weather! Unless the performance is cancelled (due to extreme weather or other unforeseeable circumstance) tickets are non–returnable and non-refundable.

Q: Can I bring a picnic?

A: Yes of course! Bring munchies, strawberries, prosecco, afternoon tea, pork pies… you get the idea. We only ask that you do not bring disposable barbeques.

Q: Can I smoke?

A: Smoking is not permitted within the audience area. We ask visitors who wish to smoke to move outside the enclosed area (you will need your ticket to return), out of respect for other audience members. Please note this also applies to ecigarettes.

Q: Will food and drink be available from your Café Bar?

A: Cast Café Bar will be open and we will have a selection of cold food and cream teas.

The Café Bar will also be serving hot and cold drinks as well as bottles of prosecco and wine (because why not!). You are also welcome to bring your own picnics and alcohol, but please do not bring any glass glasses.

Q: What do I do with my rubbish after the show?

A: When the performance ends please ensure that you put your rubbish in bags and take it with you.

Q: Do you have access support?

A: Sir Nigel Gresley Square is accessible to all, if you require special seating please ensure you do bring your own as Cast wont be providing any seating for the performance. If you have any specific needs please contact the Box Office.

Q: What about the toilets?

A: The toilets in Cast are available for those watching the performance, with two accessible toilets on the ground level and one upstairs which can be accessed by lift. There is also a Changing Places toilet.

Q: Where and when can I purchase tickets?

A: You can purchase tickets in advance at castindoncaster.com or call 01302 303 959. There will be a box office at each performance for you to collect your tickets. You will be able to take your seats from 4pm on the performance night at the Box Office will be open from 3pm to collect your tickets.