Romeo and Juliet (2016)
SHAKESPEARE UP CLOSE
29 January 2016 — 20 February 2016
Summer 2016. 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 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 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.
Physical, fast paced and furious – this Romeo and Juliet combines dance, physical theatre and gymnastics into this brutal, beautiful tale of love and hate. Told in 90 minutes with an ensemble cast of 6, this is Shakespeare with speed.
Bold directorial and design choices make it ideal for drama students who need to review live performances, as well as students studying the text in detail.
Suitable for everyone aged 12+
Schools Bookings via Imogen Bond [email protected] 020 8940 0141
All other bookings can be made online
Running time 90 minutes, no interval
Production photos by Robert Day