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Shakespeare coming back to Dubrovnik – 2022 Midsummer Scene Festival to feature Romeo and Juliet

Written by  May 20, 2022

To the great satisfaction of audience, the world's most famous Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet will return to the Dubrovnik fortress Lovrjenac this year.

One of the most famous plays for the eighth season of the Midsummer Scene Festival will be re-directed and a new set design has been set. "We are looking forward to returning to Lovrjenac after two pandemic years. The audience is eager for good plays on one of the world's most beautiful stages. This year, two Frenchmen, one Croat and several Englishmen are in the ensemble with us. The interest in the festival is already great, so we expect a successful eighth season!” said producer Darija Mikulandra Žanetić.

The ambient space of the Lovrjenac fortress, which the British ensemble also calls the Stone Globe, is surrounded by walls with an irresistible view of the sea and fits perfectly into an intriguing love tragedy shrouded in hatred of family quarrels. The play is directed by experienced British director Sean Aita, Maria Vazeou is responsible for the costume design and scenography, while Aleksandar Mondecar, a well-known Croatian lighting expert whose book on lighting is taught at the academy, is in charge of lighting design. The creative director and producer is Filip Krenus, a Croat with a London address, and the executive producers of the festival are Jelena Maržić and Darija Mikulandra Žanetić from Dubrovnik.

The eighth edition of the Midsummer Scene Festival will take place in Dubrovnik from June 21st to July 5th. The festival will also feature the play "A Poor Player", a monodrama with elements of farce, which its co-authors Filip Krenus and Sean Aita subtitled as a melancholy and which was written just for Dubrovnik.

Midsummer Scene is a project of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik and the City of Dubrovnik, and produced by Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions, London.

More information about this year's Festival can be found at:


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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