Promotional image for Romeo and Juliet - two ECG graphs beating perfectly in sync, one interrupted by a vial of something purple, the other just after by a bloody dagger

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

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“The fearful passage of their death-marked love”
We know how it ends. How did it come to this?

As we follow Romeo and Juliet, we discover how brief their brief time together is. We witness how their feelings of isolation and alienation force them to go to extreme lengths to hold onto the only person who they feel truly connected to.

Written over 400 hundred years ago, Romeo and Juliet still presents us with questions that are incredibly relevant: young love & infatuation, conformity & protest, violence & suicide.

Looking solely at the title characters, this intimate, all-male adaptation immerses the audience in the intensity, angst and infatuation of their relationship.

Director: Amy Shaw is an early career director with a passionate interest in bringing stories to life. The work she produces is centred around text and narrative. She has worked as a director, assistant director, as well as stage-manager and design-assistant for a number of Plymouth-based companies, including The Wheel and Stiltskin Arts.

Performers:

Danny Laine is a theatre maker and actor. He recently directed and performed in his one man show Orphan Planet at Theatre Royal, Plymouth.

Connor Reed is an experienced professional actor based in Plymouth, who has toured nationally and internationally for a number of companies. Most recently, he played Jason in Medea at Cygnet Theatre, Exeter.

Age Guidance 12+

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