Dates and times
All Sessions 7:30 pm start
Season runs from Sat January 20 to Sat February 17
See calendar below for individual show dates
The PumpHouse Amphitheatre
Adults $28, Child $15, Student $22, Senior $24, Friend of The PumpHouse $20
Adults $42, Child $24, Student $33, Senior $36, Friend of The PumpHouse $29
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Shoreside Theatre’s third decade of Real Bardolatry
As is customary in January and February, Shoreside Theatre presents two Shakespeare plays under the stars in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre.
The Milford-based theatre company specialises in presenting Shakespeare true to the Bard’s original plays, which means costumes, text and settings are as he intended.
‘The Comedy of Errors’, Shakespeare’s first comedy, shares the bill on alternating nights with his blockbuster love-tragedy, ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
In Verona there is a raging feud between two families, the Montagues and the Capulets.
Romeo Montague meets young Juliet Capulet at a ball. The teenagers fall in love and secretly marry. Meanwhile Juliet’s father arranges for her to be married off to someone else.
Desperate, Juliet and her friar concoct a plan for her to be with her one true love, Romeo – but at what price?
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. It has been used as a basis for many love stories, not least of which was West Side Story, the musical.
The Comedy of Errors
This riotous comedy centres on two sets of identical twins who were separated as young children in a shipwreck.
One half of each set of twins grows up in the ancient city of Ephesus and the other Syracuse in ignorance of the others existence.
When the Syracusan twins land in Ephesus (a city which has banned, on pain of death, anyone from Syracuse) a hilarious series of misidentifications takes place leading to a revelation that no one sees coming.
This early Shakespearean comedy is full of wordplay and laughs and is Shakespeare’s first use of twins for dramatic effect.
Special discounts when you book both shows
If you’d like to take advantage of the season discount, book both shows at the same time. Great discounts apply.
Discounted ticket rates are also available for schools and large groups. Please email email@example.com with group rate enquiries.
About The PumpHouse Amphitheatre.
The amphitheatre is tucked in behind the French Rendez-vous Cafe building next to The PumpHouse main theatre. Access is via the courtyard stairs adjacent to the main theatre. Wheelchair access to the amphitheatre is via a path on the park side of the complex.
Tickets to performances in the amphitheatre are general admission i.e seating is ‘first come first served’. The amphitheatre has tiered wooden bench seating. Seats do not have back support. If you require a seat with back support please advise the ushers when you arrive at the venue. They will provide a chair for you in the back row. Similarly, if you have any other special requirements, e.g mobility access assistance, please see one of the ushers when you arrive.
Audience members often bring cushions to sit on for greater comfort and blankets in case the evening cools down towards the end to the show. If the mozzies are biting this summer, it might a good idea to have repellent on hand.
Sorry, BYO alcohol isn’t permitted under our Liquour Licence but the French Rendez-vous Cafe Satellite Bar will be open and the usual sausage sizzle will crank into action at interval.
In the event of persistent bad weather a performance may take place inside the main theatre. If the weather looks changeable, bring a raincoat and something waterproof to sit on. If there’s a passing shower, the performance may go ahead outdoors as planned. If a performance is cancelled, tickets may be transferred to another date in the season without incurring a transfer fee.
Shoreside Theatre was established in 1976 beginning as two separate entities: Milford Playhouse Incorporated and Milford Little Theatre. We love to help anyone interested in theatre to participate or develop their skills. We produce “Shakespeare in the Park” every summer.