THE MOST EXCELLENT AND LAMENTABLE TRAGEDY of Romeo and Juliet.
WHAT WOULD YOU DIE FOR?
SHAKESPEARE’S timeworn classic, revitalised for the reality-TV generation by VOLCANO THEATRE COMPANY.
Watched by cameras and monitored on TV screens, four strangers meet in a house to enact a bizzare game of risk and passion. Over four days they will compete to scacrifice thmselves for what they believe in. Funny, tender, disturbing and beautiful, with music from West Side Story to Monty Python and a special guest appearance from Barbie and Ken. Strictly untraditional Shakespeare from the company that brought you L.O.V.E. and Macbeth-Director’s Cut.by William shakespheare
If you want your Shakespeare performed as a piece of literary heritage in which the only movement is the mecahnical operation of the plot, this may not be the production for you. If however you want something more vibrant; if you want your Shakespeare shaken, stirred and brought back up to date, then our Romeo and Juliet might be just what you’re looking for.
“Most directors realise that Shakespeare hadn’t quite got his act together when it came to editing and tightening his own work, and that by the time the play drags towards a close half the audience will be silently willing the lovers ti die as quickly as possible so that they can get to the pub before last orders.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
No such problem with Volcano’s stylish antidote. This ruthlessly edited and tightly rearranged version brings you all the essential stabbings and poisonings and suicides together with terrific music, movement and video.www.volcanotheatre.co.uk