Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival
June 23rd-26th 2016

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Sun & Moon Theatre

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a well-crafted adaption of one of Shakespeareís more underrated and lesser known plays, yet Sun and Moon Theatre does more than just rehash an old play: it gives the story an interesting stylistic update.

Setting the unconventional romantic comedy in a university in the 1960ís to better explore the themes of love and attraction, and how fleeting they can be in a personís life, it creatively uses music, props and lighting to set the scene, without needing to make alterations to the source material to modernise it, allowing its original charm and merit to shine through.

Arguably, one of this plays biggest strengths is its humour; Sun and Moon Theatre brings even more laughs to an already compelling comedy, particularly through its depiction of Launce, Crab and the outlaws.

All in all, with its comedy, drama and interesting setting The Two Gentlemen of Verona gives the average fringe goer a long list of reasons to go and enjoy this production, and no reasons not to.
George Chapman, The Daily Fringe