A live stage production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona is to be screened in Leatherhead.

Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the play will tell the tale of Valentine and Proteus who are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl.

Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. 

But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.

The rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Shakespeare's comment on friendship, love, constancy and fickleness, this performance promises to take audiences from the controlled world of Verona and Milan to the wildness of the forest where, it seems, anything can happen.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Leatherhead Theatre, Church Street, Leatherhead; September 3, 7pm; £16; call 01372 365141; visit www.theleatherheadtheatre.org