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“A really inspiring production, full of feeling and energy. The text was wonderfully articulated by the actors. The students were completely engaged throughout – a fantastic experience!” Teacher, Putney High

Romeo & Juliet

2 February - 9 March 2017

“A fantastic production, fizzing with tension and energy”

Summer 2018. London. A city of extremes.

Where the whole neighbourhood has been divided by the lines of wealth. A world of street fights, catcalling and banter. A boy gate crashes a fancy party and falls in love, for at least the second time that week. But this girl is different. She doesn’t want to hear his lines and she’s not interested in his moves. And he realises that she is the best and the worst thing that could ever have happened to him.

They fall in love, and the world comes crashing down.

Six actors fuse physical theatre with Shakespeare’s sparkling words in a fast-paced 90 minutes. 

Director Gemma Fairlie returns to the OT to recreate her production of Shakespeare’s darkest love story, which was such a hit in 2016.

Suitable for Year 7 and up

 

The production is available in two education packages:

Option 1 At the Orange Tree Theatre

2 – 9 February 2018

Experience this thrilling 90 min production in our intimate theatre in the round.

Clear language and storytelling make it accessible for students at any stage of studying the text in class.

Bold directorial and design choices make it ideal for students needing to review live performances.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10.30am & 2.00pm

Tickets £7

Teachers go free

 

Option 2 At your school

19 Feb – 9 March 2018

We bring the production to your school hall in a technically simplified touring version, for up to 120 students seated in the round.

The production is immediately followed by a 30 min workshop led by the actors which enables students to explore production ideas and re-direct key moments in the play to consider how the choices actors make affect the audience.

A two hour slot in the hall is required for the performance and workshop, plus approx. 1 hour to set and 30 mins to clear.

An Education pack filled with practical tasks which unlock Shakespeare’s language, along with digital resources that give students a glimpse into the rehearsal process are available with either booking option.   

“A really inspiring production, full of feeling and energy. The text was wonderfully articulated by the actors. The students were completely engaged throughout – a fantastic experience!” Teacher, Putney High

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