Romea and Julian


Set on an estate in South-East London, where the young people are left to their own devices and where carrying a knife is second nature, we follow the tragic journey of these two lovers over the course of 90 blood pumping minutes.
Romea and Julian at The Bread & Roses Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare
Venue: The Bread & Roses Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 November 2018
Running time:1 hr 45 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Purple Ostrich Productions reimagines Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet as a gender-swapped music-laden love-fest.


Set on an estate in South-East London, where the young people are left to their own devices and where carrying a knife is second nature, we follow the tragic journey of these two lovers over the course of 90 blood pumping minutes.


Meet Romea, a love-obsessed poet who will do anything to have sex and Julian, a young man who prizes his virginity above everything else.


As well as the eponymous lovers' genders being swapped we also have a female Benvolia and a female Prince.


This has changed many of the relationships and the power dynamics in the play.


This show is a piece which explores female sexuality and power.


In the year of #metoo the company wanted to explore the world's most famous love story and see what we can learn from examining Romeo's behavior.


Swapping the genders very obviously highlights moments which are absurd or are stalking dressed up as romance.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
68 Clapham Manor St
Clapham
London SW4 6DZ

Box office tel: 020 7498 1779

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 6 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 10 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£10

Concessions:
£8

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Cast


Toby Osmond - Mercutio

Vilde Torset - Chorus

Davey Lias - Julian

Fleur de Wit - Benvolia

Isabelle Schuler - Nurse

Kerry Fitzgerald - Romea


Creatives


Author: Adapted from William Shakespeare
Director: Kerry Fitzgerald & Joe Miller
Musical direction: Joe Evans
Lighting: Jack Spicer
Production: Purple Ostrich Productions

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