Juliet & Romeo
March 27, 2020
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With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least.
Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.
Directed by Olivier Award-nominated Ben Duke, Juliet & Romeo takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.
This show will be interpreted in BSL by Clare Edwards.
“The work is pure pleasure as Duke and his partner, Solène Weinachter, dance and talk their way through a blissfully wry, subverted version of Romeo and Juliet.” – Judith Mackrell, the Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour’ – The Stage
★★★★ ‘Glorious. Full of warmth and intimacy’ – The Independent
This performance is supported on tour by house, delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England. housetheatre.org.uk
Juliet and Romeo is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place, and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts. First presented as Juliet & Romeo Live as part of First Bites at Oval House, July 2017.
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