Shakespeare for the family comes to Rugby library

Company members rehearse for the show
Company members rehearse for the show

The award-winning Oddsocks Theatre Company will be performing The Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet at Rugby Library next month.

Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, tickets are free to see the national touring company perform their 90-minute comedy adaptation of Romeo and Juliet during half term. Audience members can expect fun interaction as warring members in the Romeo and Juliet story.

Warwickshire county councillor Kam Kaur said: “This production is for everyone aged from 7 to 107.

“We hope to introduce younger children to Shakespeare in a fun way, interest teenagers in a playwright who was daring in his day, and encourage adults to revisit his works with a fresh eye.”

Fellow county councillor Matt Western added: “Our libraries are real hubs of learning and culture and I’m pleased that people will be able to see this top class production for free at Rugby Library.”

The Rugby performance is part of a regional tour of the West Midlands, funded by Arts Council England and organised by the Society of Chief Librarians and the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The performance runs from 4pm to 5.30pm on Tuesday October 25 at Rugby library. Tickets need to be booked in advance on e by visiting

A limited number of tickets are available so early booking is recommended.

See a preview video of the Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet at