Redefining Juliet Gala

London theatre news: Monday 24 April 2017

Fund raising - Gala

A gala performance on 4 May 2017 at Ovalhouse follows the 2016 BBC documentary which went behind the scenes of rehearsals for Redefining Juliet at the Barbican. Proceeds go to the Ovalhouse Capital Campaign.

Think you know all about Juliet?

Think you know who she is?

Well think again.

Redefining Juliet is a unique re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet featuring six actresses, all with disabilities and differences, who play the iconic role of Juliet.

The show seeks to challenge perceptions of beauty and disability.

Using a witty combination of original text and verbatim theatre this thought-provoking, frank, funny and feminist show explores what it means to be ‘not beautiful enough’ in the industry and why Juliet is a part for every woman in the world.

This special gala performance follows the 2016 BBC documentary which went behind the scenes of rehearsals for Redefining Juliet at the Barbican.

All proceeds raised from the night will be donated to the Ovalhouse Capital Campaign.


6.45pm Drinks Reception

7.30pm Performance

8.30pm Canapes and Celebrations

For more information about Redefining Juliet, read this article published by Disability Horizons in May 2016.

Your donation includes drinks and a light buffet and are donate-what-you-can at £25, £50 & £100.

£100 donations include a Bronze Brick from our Buy-a-Brick campaign; we will be in touch about your credit for your brick. 

Image and trailer copyright: BBC

All rights: Storme Toolis – actor and Ovalhouse alumni.



52-54 Kennington


London SE11 5SW


Thursday 4 May 2017

Starts: 6-45 pm


Donation includes drinks and a light buffet and are donate-what-you-can at £25, £50 & £100.



Romeo and Juliet Wikipedia

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