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Changeling Theatre's open air show at Boughton Monchelsea Place includes real-life romance

By Angela Cole

Romance was certainly in the air for the Changeling Theatre’s open air performance of Romeo and Juliet at Boughton Monchelsea Place near Maidstone.

The Changeling Theatre's open air production will start at Boughton Monchelsea Place

During the interval, the cast stood aside as audience member Rob Cooney stood up and took to the stage to propose to partner Lavinia Evans from Maidstone, who happily accepted.

Rob Cooney proposes to Lavinia Evans during the interval of the Changeling Theatre's open air production

The production is touring the county, finishing up at Boughton Monchelsea Place for the final three shows, with the last on Sunday, August 3.

Rob and Lavinia embrace after his proposal

A special performance for the hard of hearing will take place in Whatman Park, Maidstone, on Saturday, July 12, at 7.30pm. The audience can bring their own picnics and enjoy theatre beside the River Medway.

Tickets cost £17.50 for adults, £8 for children under 16 and £45 for a family ticket. To book, call 01622 691151 or email l.clayton@hikent.org.uk.

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