Romeo and Juliet
Ideally suited for Years 9,10 or 11
Performance length: 55/60 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
“I loved the use of the three actors and the way it fitted into the audience, keeping them involved throughout. A great alternative view of the play, amazing performance and fantastic actors.”
Year 11, The King’s School
Performed by Michael Holden, Nathaniel McCloskey and Rhiannon Skerritt; costume design by Sorcha Corcoran; photography by Lidia Crisafulli; stage management by Pip Thurlow; adapted by Michael Wicherek ; directed by Iqbal Khan.
We are very grateful to the Garrick Charitable Trust who have kindly supported our young actors in the development of their skills relating to the performance of Shakespeare.
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