Romeo and Juliet
“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”
Shakespeare’s classic exploration of teenage love and violence is transformed in a vibrant new production set against an epic northern landscape.
A brutal and long standing feud between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, is reignited in the stifling heat of a long hot summer – the air fills with rage and torment as a new generation takes up their parents’ hostilities.
But out of the violence grows a seed of hope, born of a single stolen moment between two star crossed lovers from either side of the conflict. Their forbidden love as strong as their parents’ hate. Yet fate dictates their future and violent riots lead to fatal consequences.
A powerful portrayal of one of the greatest love stories ever told.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Amy Leach
Designed by Hayley Grindle
Lighting Design by Josh Carr
Composer & Sound Designer Tom Mills
Fight Direction by Kate Waters
Movement Direction by Eddie Kay
Voice & Text Work by Ros Steen
Dramaturg Jacqui Honess-Martin
Casting by Kay Magson
Production photography by Ant Robling
Cast: Tessa Parr, Dan Parr, Elexi Walker, Lawrence Walker, Tachia Newall, Jack Lord, Natalie Anderson, Ciaran Kellgren, Keiran Flynn, Jeff Alexander, Olwen May, Susan Cookson and 31 members of Playhouse Youth.
West Yorkshire Playhouse
3rd - 25th March 2017
Astonishing" The Guardian
A thrilling, intelligent and intense vision of youth destroyed by hatred." The Stage