Romeo and Juliet


Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.
Romeo and Juliet

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Starts: Friday 2 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 January 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman is back at the Barbican following her acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation in 2016.


Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick are the star-crossed lovers, with the professional cast joined by young people from RSC Associate Schools in London who will perform as part of the chorus.


Synopsis


Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


What if your first true love was someone you'd been told to hate?


Shakespeare's most famous story explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change but leads all too quickly to devastating consequences.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 2 November 2018

Press night:Tuesday 6 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 19 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Semi‑integrated BSL performance: 28 Nov


Post‑show talk (BSL‑interpreted): 28 Nov

Free to same‑day ticket holders


Audio‑described and captioned performance: 15 Dec, 1.30pm


Cast


Includes:


Bally Gill

Karen Fishwick


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Sophie Cotton
Director: Erica Whyman
Designer: Tom Piper
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Sound: Jeremy Dunn
Fight director: Kate Waters
Movement: Ayse Tashkiran
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

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