Theatre groups seeks vintage cars for 1960s version of Romeo and Juliet at Bowes Museum

Vintage cars are being sought for a Shakespeare play at the Bowes Museum

Vintage cars are being sought for a Shakespeare play at the Bowes Museum

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A THEATRE group is seeking classic cars from 1964 to help it to perform Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Bowes Museum.

The Castle Players are set to perform the play which they have moved to an English seaside town blighted by the 1964 riots between the Mods and the Rockers.

Jill Cole, the show’s director, said: “In addition to the Vespas and motorbikes of the period we are really hoping to include some 1964 classic cars to create a realistic period feel.

“It really does add to the entire production; the audience feel they are in the setting as soon as they arrive and this continues throughout the interval.

“We are already creating a seaside backdrop and have fish and chip vans, candy floss and the iconic music of the time - but this would really finish it off.”

If anyone has a classic car from 1964 that they would be able to loan for the experience contact The Castle Players at

Romeo and Juliet can be viewed between Tuesday, July 8 and Sunday, July 12. Tickets range in price between £6 and £18.

Tickets can be purchased via 0800-074708 or online at

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