An ancient feud between the Capulets and Montagues rips apart the city of Verona. A young generation is blindly caught up in its violence and hatred, perpetuating a situation over which they have no control. When Romeo and Juliet, children of the two mortal enemies, meet and fall passionately in love, they set in motion a chain of events that will destroy not only themselves but many of their friends and companions. Read more …
This brand new production of Shakespeare’s most famous title retells this enduring story through the eyes of a younger generation betrayed by their elders and struggling to make sense of their emotions in a world they haven’t created.
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Barr’s pacy production cuts straight to the heart of the tale without being patronising or turning into an episode of Skins and with Shakespeare intact.
One doubts that even this festival's most experienced players could pull off such a weak, overwrought revisioning of Shakespeare's tragedy.
This is a tale that never seems out of date; of young lives ended too soon by the single stroke of a blade, and of all the spiralling nightmare of grief and revenge that follows.