Romeo and Juliet

Ideally suited for Years 9,10 or 11
Performance length: 60 minutes followed by a 30 minute workshop
Audience number: approximately 150
Venue: ideally school hall with the audience on three sides

Michael Wicherek’s adaptation fully realises the characters of the lovers and brings to life their world: the sound, heat and colour of Verona, the dark threat of the feud between their families and the ever-increasing speed at which events hurry the lovers to their inevitable doom. It also, through the inclusion of the Narrator ensures that Romeo and Juliet themselves do not remain literary creations distant from the 21st century.

“I loved it and so impressed! The best schools’ touring piece I have seen in my 25 years’ teaching!”

Head of Drama, St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill

“The actors were brilliant! They portrayed the various emotions so well and it was genuinely hard to remember that they were actors and not the characters.”

Year 11, New Rickstones Academy, Witham

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Creative team

Adapted by Michael Wicherek; Directed by Iqbal Khan; Cory Stuckey (Narrator); Riad Ritchie (Romeo); Maria Simmonds (Juliet).

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Interested in booking this performance?

If you are interested in booking this performance or would like more information, please contact tourbooker@boxclevertheatre.com or 0207 793 0040.

 

Michael Marks Charitable Trust, The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation, and Stephen Clark 1957 Charitable Trust kindly support us to bring our Shakespeare productions to schools outside London and major city centres.

 

Resource Pack

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