Box Clever Theatre Company will be taking over the Unicorn’s theatre this spring, with their critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet.
Adapted by Box Clever’s Artistic Director, Michael Wicherek, the company’s production skilfully interweaves the traditional script with modern text and is specifically designed to excite younger audiences. A cast of three bring the dynamic three-dimensional steel set to life in this exciting piece of physical theatre.
The performance will be directed by Iqbal Khan, whose previous directing roles for Box Clever include Time for the Good Looking Boy, the company’s highly successful urban ghost story that is also on tour across the UK. Iqbal’s theatre credits are impressive, with directing projects for the National Theatre, the RSC and a collection of West End theatres.
Iqbal and the company have lined up an impressive and dynamic cast to play the central roles. Jessie Dubieniec brings youth and innocence to Juliet. She trained at the prestigious BRIT School, following in the footsteps of many cultural icons and leading to what has started off as an exciting career in theatre, film and television.
Taking the role of young Romeo is David Ajao. This talented actor has been in great demand since graduating from Rose Bruford College, starring in theatre roles with the Oval House and Old Vic as well as acquiring film credits to his name.
Carl Chambers returns to work with Box Clever once more this time as the Narrator, expertly weaving the story together and bringing to life key characters from Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy such as the Nurse, Friar Lawrence and Mercutio.
Their passionate love and the risks the lovers take find visual expression in the dynamic set designed by Lucy Osborne, and the journey to their ultimate tragedy is accompanied by live music from DJ and musician Virgil Howe.
Box Clever will be rehearsing the performance at Oxford High School in April, following the development of a close and unique relationship between the company and the school. The school are co-producing the performance, giving their students a fantastic opportunity to watch the creative process as director and actors bring the script to life.
Romeo and Juliet is open to schools, youth groups and individuals with tickets starting from just £10. To purchase tickets please visit www.unicorntheatre.com/romeo-and-juliet or ring the venue on 020 7645 0560.