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Romeo and Juliet at Lowther Gardens.
Romeo and Juliet at Lowther Gardens.

RAIN stopped play midway through the historic debut of outdoor theatre at Lytham’s Lowther Gardens – but the cast of Romeo and Juliet weren’t to be defeated.

After an early interval was taken, the skies brightened and the production continued - without the company having to resort to the contingency plans in store for if and when the rain hits.

Page-2-Stage’s production of the Shakespeare classic was the first adults’ outdoor production to be staged in the Rose Gardens, following a series of childrens shows last summer.

Featuring ex-Hollyoaks star Darren Langford as Romeo and Justine Bailey as Juliet, it continues today at 10am and 7pm, tomorrow at 7pm and at 2pm on Saturday.

The company have been travelling the country for the last two years and the play is cleverly put together.

A number of modern references such as Justin Beiber’s hit ‘Baby’ had the audience who had braved the weather laughing on many occasions.

Michelle Dougal from Lytham, said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed it, I would like there to be more of these things, particularly in Lowther Gardens. The acting is brilliant and the music gives the performance a modern twist. “