Open-air theatre performances will take place in the grounds of a castle.

Arundel Castle will host Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on August 16 and August 17.

The play, performed by group Illyria, will be in the castle's Earl Garden, which will be transformed for the occasion.

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Andrew Lewis, castle manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming back Illyria to perform one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

"With the picturesque backdrop of the Arundel Castle gardens and the cathedral, together with the wonderful atmosphere created from sitting outdoors at dusk, the audience will be treated to a wonderfully unique evening of entertainment.

"We welcome everyone to join us for a magnificent night of Shakespearean drama and revelry in the great outdoors. The performance forms part of the 2024 Arundel Festival of the Arts in the town.”

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The tickets are £23 per adult and £17 for children aged between eight and 16. Children under this age should not attend.

The performance will begin at 7.30pm and the grounds will open at 6pm for picnics.

Drink and food will be available.