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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

University of Oxford students and Oxford Playhouse in association with Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor Fund and Drama Fund and St Catherine’s College

Tickets from £14

Gregory Doran, a man with medium length brown hair and a grey beard, rests his forearms on a desk in front of him. There is a skull on the desk with the words "Alas, poor Yorick" engraved on the front of the base.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Gregory Doran

“Except I be by Silvia in the night,
There is no music in the Nightingale”

What happens when you fall in love with your best friend’s girlfriend?

This modern retelling follows Valentine, as he moves from his home in small town Verona, to the exciting city of Milan and falls in love with wealthy heiress Silvia. Meanwhile Valentine’s best friend Proteus, leaves behind his girlfriend Julia, and follows him to Milan. Things become complicated when Proteus becomes obsessed with Silvia.

A complex tale of passion and disguise unfolds as young adults navigate desire, consent, and the limits of friendship.

Directed by Gregory Doran and brought to life by Oxford University students.