Romeo and Juliet

In Rep with Macbeth – Double show discount


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 four sides

The 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.

Modular Romeo and Juliet Workshops

Teachers can now tailor the follow-up workshop to suit their students’ needs, by choosing from the following modular options (or a mix as needed), each designed by a former Head of English to suit the current exam specifications:

 

  • Fate and free will: an exploration of whether the tragic events of the play are caused by decisions made by the characters or by events beyond their control.
  • Justice, honour and loyalty: how these values impact on the actions of the characters, and how they relate to the conflict and violence within the play.
  • Time: Shakespeare’s use of time to structure the play and inform his language and imagery

Digital Performance + Workshop

Join the Actors online as you watch a professionally recorded production of our play. Drop comments and questions in real time and our actors will respond.

Visit various topics and themes of the play with our post-show workshop which has been specially designed to aid in the study of the play.

 


“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 provoked 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative team

Adapted by Michael Wicherek with Oneness Sankara; Performed by Joel Nash, Roddy Lynch and Rhian Lynch; costume design by Sorcha Corcoran; photography by Lidia Crisafulli; production management by Pip Thurlow; directed by Iqbal Khan.

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Interested in booking this performance?

If you are interested in booking this performance or would like more information, please contact [email protected] or 0207 793 0040.