Romeo & Juliet
SHAKESPEARE UP CLOSE
2 February 2018 — 14 February 2018
Summer 2018. London. A city of extremes divided by wealth and property. A world of postcode street fights, catcalling and bants.
In the middle of this a boy gatecrashes 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 cheesy lines and she’s not interested in his moves.
They realise that they are the best and the worst thing that could ever have happened to each other.
They fall in love.
And the world comes crashing down.
Six actors fuse physical theatre with Shakespeare’s sparkling words in a fastpaced 90 minutes.
Director Gemma Fairlie returns to the OT to recreate her hit production of Shakespeare’s darkest love story.
“A fantastic production, fizzing with tension and energy”
“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!”
From teachers who saw last year’s production
For ages 12+
Orange Tree Theatre 2 – 14 February
Schools performances Fri 2, Mon 5, Tue 6, Wed 7, Fri 9 Feb 10.30am & 2.00pm
Tickets £7. Book tickets from OT Take Part email [email protected]
Public performances (bookable online)
Sat 3 Feb 11.00am, Mon 12, Tue 13, Wed 14 Feb 2.00pm: tickets £10
Relaxed performance Tue 13 Feb 2.00pm
On tour to schools 19 Feb – 9 March
For more information on booking the show to come to your school, contact [email protected]
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Photo of the original cast by Robert Day