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.
“It was a great interpretation overall which was totally palatable and accessible to all ranges of ability. A really positive experience for students who may never see a stage version. The staging was clever and immersive for all angles of the room. A brilliant adaptation. Thank you.”
English teacher, Diss High School
“Great energy and pointing of lines were combined with thought-provoking narration. It gave the students an overview of the central strand of the play and it provoke discussion which will deepen their understanding. Moreover, it will have motivated them to engage with Shakespeare in performance.”
Head of English, Farnham Heath End School
“I liked the fact that you used the stage to your advantage and I know that the production helped me understand the meaning of the play. It was the greatest production I have ever seen. Thank you very much.”
Year 8, Carshalton Boys Sports College
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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