Secret Cinema brings you William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet in partnership with Häagen-Dazs
Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
Thus is the beginning of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy; Romeo & Juliet. A story of two young star-crossed lovers from feuding families divided by an age-old animosity that has captivated stages and screens for generations.
The rivalry between the houses of Capulet and Montague has inspired many artistic adaptations, yet arguably the best in recent history was Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary film take on the original play.
Romeo + Juliet hit screens in 1996 starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes and caused a revitalisation of interest in Shakespeare’s works with a whole new generation. With modern undertones of gangs and artfully created almost comic-book inspired cinematography, the film still captures the imaginations of viewers, decades after.
Friday: ‘A Drink With Both Your Houses!’
Whether you identify with the elegant Capulets or the rule-breaking Montagues, get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience this Friday (15th of May). Secret Cinema’s Secret Sofa by Häagen-Dazs will be screening Luhrmann’s film at 8pm BST and this week will be accompanied by the union of Häagen-Dazs with iconic champagne brand Piper-Heidsieck, a grand champion of cinema, to pay tribute to the houses of Capulet and Montague with two ‘Rival House Serves’.
Enjoy the twists and turns of Shakespeare’s love story whilst indulging in their Italian-inspired Gelato Collection combined with Piper’s loved champagnes.
‘Star-Crossed Lovers’ reimagined as ‘Rival House Serves’. Prep your Häagen-Dazs gelato and a bottle of Piper, Marylin Monroe’s favourite champagne, to create your favourite House serve and pledge your allegiance to either the fiery nobility of the Capulets or the loyal nobility of the Montagues for the ultimate immersive experience:
Decadent Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Drizzle gelato topped with sharp raspberry in passionate union with Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage Champagne to uncover the sweet side of the Capulets.
75ml Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage
One 95ml mini cup of Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Drizzle Gelato
3 raspberries (to garnish)
Pour Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage into a shot glass
Scoop the Häagen-Dazs chocolate gelato into chosen martini glass
Sprinkle with desire and raspberries
Devour with passion and pride
Exquisite Häagen-Dazs Caramel Swirl gelato combined with a dash of fresh mint, proudly paired with Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut Champagne to indulge your inner romantic Montague.
75ml Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut
One 95ml mini cup of Häagen-Dazs Caramel Swirl Gelato
A sprig of mint (to garnish)
Pour Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut into a shot glass
Scoop the Häagen-Dazs caramel gelato into chosen coupé glass
Grab a sprig of mint leaves and garnish nobly
Consume with loyalty in your blue Hawaiian shirt
Young Hearts, Run Free
After you have enjoyed the delights of your noble champagnes and ice creams, burn off some steam at Verona Beach’s hottest after party. Invite your loved ones and friends to the after-party, streamed live via Zoom at 10:15 pm (GMT). Tickets are £10 and profits from ticket sales (after production costs and service charges) will be donated to the Trussell Trust Reg charity.
Tune In For More
For eight weeks from the 17th of April, Secret Sofa presented by Häagen-Dazs has brought viewers a virtual in-home screening of Secret Cinema’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed films. With bespoke content, character narratives, interactive elements, typical Secret Cinema surprises and Häagen-Dazs for company, you can now create your own cinema experiences to enjoy at home.
In June, Don’t Die Wondering has partnered with Secret Sofa presented by Häagen-Dazs to bring you the opportunity to win a bespoke VIP package including VIP tickets, goodies and of course, ice-cream, for the grand finale film in this series – a secret film to be announced closer to the date.
Keep an eye out on Instagram @dontdiewondering for more info coming soon!
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