The festival based around one of the world's greatest writers returns this summer with outdoor performances, live music, picnics and street food.

The 12th season of the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival is making a comeback this summer with a fresh production of Romeo and Juliet at Wylds Farm in Liss.

Initially slated for 2020, the organisers are excited to present this Shakespearean tragedy under the open sky.

The play will depict the atmospheric tale of two young villagers falling in love with calamitous results during a week-long scorching summer.

Visitors to the festival will experience an evening filled with live music as they enjoy picnics, street food, and a well-stocked bar in the lively environment of the courtyard before the show.

Running from July 16 to July 21 with performances at 7.30pm and additional 2pm shows on July 18 and July 20, tickets are priced between £15 and £25.

This year also marks the introduction of the PSF Fringe taking place July 21 from noon to 4.30pm – free entrance ensures everyone can enjoy short plays, new writings, walks, and children's activities.

PSF Lates featuring spoken word artist and poet Amy Allen are also on the agenda.

All festivities will be held at the Wylds Christmas Tree Farm.