The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Author(s): William Shakespeare Company: University of Oxford students and Oxford Playhouse

“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.

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