Associate Director of the Royal Court Simon Godwin makes his Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) debut in the exuberant romantic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

This production marks the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage and subsequently broadcast globally on the big screen a la NT Live.

The classic Shakespeare tale tells the story of Valentine and Proteus; best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart, Julia, back home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.

With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation. This production is sure to be a grande one.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona opens at Palace Cinemas Saturday the 27th September.

For more info or to book tickets, head to the Palace Cinema website.