Cygnet Theatre presents The Tempest and Romeo & Juliet

Jardin des Arènes de Montmartre

Until August 1, 2021

100% in English

Location

Jardin des Arènes de Montmartre
25 Rue Chappe, 75018 Paris
Capacity 200 seats

Duration

2 hours 

With an intermission


Details

Play

Recommended for ages 10 and up

In English


Highlights

For three years, Cygnet Theatre Company has been bringing the best Shakespeare plays to life in Paris, in their original language! And this year is no exception. In the beauty of the Jardin des Arènes de Montmartre, you will get to enjoy Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest. These two plays have been completely reimagined and, performed by a cast of international actors, will bring magic to this beautiful outdoor venue. A summer of Shakespeare you simply can't miss!

Story

Romeo and Juliet might be Shakespeare’s most famous play. Who could resist the heart wrenching story of the star-crossed lovers? For this production, Cygnet Theatre Company is putting a twist on the famous love story by transposing it into Alice in Wonderland’s magical world and with a predominantly female cast.

Through music, choreography and an inventive staging, The Tempest will transport you to an enchanting island where the magician Prospero lives with his daughter and servants. Dealing with themes of justice, corruption and love, The Tempest will allow you savour Shakespeare’s iambic pentameters and to be spellbound by its beautiful images.

 

Performance Program

Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 5 p.m. (preview) and 8 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet

 

Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 5 p.m. (preview) and 8 p.m.

The Tempest

 

Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Tempest

 

Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The Tempest    

 

Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet

 

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet

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Jardin des Arènes de Montmartre

25 Rue Chappe, 75018 Paris

Located at the crossroads of Rue Gabrielle and Rue Chappe and a few steps away from the Sacré Coeur, the Jardin des Arènes de Montmartre offers a breathtaking view of the capital that will please all Paris lovers and as well as the most curious.
These arenas were created in 1941 by the Montmartreese association Les Petits Poulbots, named after Francisque Poulbot’s drawings depicting the children of the neighbourhood. This association helped children in difficulty of Montmartre. These arenas are located in what used to be the heart of the agricultural district of Montmartre, where fruit trees used to grow. The arenas pay homage to Ancient History and are reminiscent of Greek amphitheatres. Although these arenas are relatively new, they are in no mean less exciting!
The garden that hosts the Arenas of Montmartre is closed to the public most of the year and lucky are those who can find space in this open-air theatre to discover an artistic performance. Since the 1980s, many lyric festivals, jazz concerts and theatrical performances have brought the Arènes de Montmartre to life. Nestled between Parisian buildings, the perfectly located arenas offer a moment of bliss in the heart of the capital.

FAQ

How do I get to the Jardin des Arènes de Montmartre ?

The Jardin des Arènes de Montmartre is located on Rue Chappe, a stone's throw away from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. You can access by metro station Anvers (line 2) and Abbesses (line 12). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the theatre ?

Doors will open 30 minutes before the show begins. We invite you to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats. Please note that the seats are not numbered and are attributed on a first come first saved basis.
Please note that for The Tempest latecomers will not be admitted due to the orientation of the stage.

Is there a specific dress code?

For Parisian shows, attire tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable clothing. Please note that these plays will be performed outdoors so make sure to check the weather to make sure your attire is appropriate (sunglasses, a light jacket, etc.)!

How long do the plays last?

The plays Romeo & Juliet and The Tempest each last 2 hours including one interval.

Can I take photos of the performance ?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film or record the performance for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot to remember your theatre trip!

Will there be refreshments available ?

Yes! Refreshments will be available to buy before the show and during the interval

Will there be social distancing ?

Yes. There will be appropriate physical distancing and hygiene measures to ensure everyone can enjoy a safe and relaxing night at the theatre.