Marcus Gheeraerts II (1561/2-1636) was one of the great portrait artists of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he painted many of the leading Britons of the time, including Elizabeth I.
The perennially popular paintings of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) have long been recognised as embodying the sophistication and elegance of Georgian England.
Matthew Bourne brings his unique take on the legendary 1948 feature film.
Shakespeare’s classic love story is given a novel twist by being set in the dystopian “Verona Institution”.