Ustinov back in Bishopstoke

For their May production this year, Bishopstoke Players are revisiting a play they last performed 26 years ago – they enjoyed it so much that they wanted to do it all over again!

Peter Ustinov’s delightful comedy, Romanoff and Juliet, is set in a tiny, mythical country, lying smack on the border between East and West, which is defended by an army of two and a daring General who is constantly playing off one superpower against the other. So what happens when the son of the Russian ambassador accidentally falls head over heels in love with the daughter of the American ambassador?

This charming play cleverly manages to be both a comic spoof of the Cold War and a romantic comedy, with both sides eventually coming to the realisation that international rivalries pale in the face of true love.

Performances are in Bishopstoke Memorial Hall from 17 to Saturday 19 May at 7.30. Tickets are £8 (£6 for those aged 16 or under) and are available from, or email or phone (07871) 006551.

Like all Bishopstoke Players’ productions, proceeds will be donated to the charity Action for Children.