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Romeo & Juliet (2017)

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 3 hours, including a 20 minute interval
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Tue 14 March
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“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”

Shakespeare’s classic exploration of teenage love and violence is transformed in a vibrant new production set against an epic northern landscape.

A brutal and long standing feud between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, is reignited in the stifling heat of a long hot summer – the air fills with rage and torment as a new generation takes up their parents’ hostilities.

But out of the violence grows a seed of hope, born of a single stolen moment between two star crossed lovers from either side of the conflict. Their forbidden love as strong as their parents’ hate. Yet fate dictates their future and violent riots lead to fatal consequences.

A powerful portrayal of one of the greatest love stories ever told.


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Cast & Credits

Writer William Shakespeare / Director Amy Leach / Designer Hayley Grindle / Lighting Designer Joshua Carr / Sound Designer & Composer Tom Mills / Movement Designer Eddie Kay / Fight Director Kate Waters / Casting Director Kay Magson CDG / Voice Ros Steen / Young People's Company Directors Fiona McCulloch and Gemma Woffinden / Assistant Director Tess Seddon / Assistant Trainee Director Kash Arshad /

  • Jeff Alexander
    as Prince
  • Natalie Anderson
    as Lady Capulet
  • Susan Cookson
    as Nurse
  • Keiran Flynn
    as Montague
  • Ciaran Kellgren
    as Paris
  • Jack Lord
    as Capulet
  • Olwen May
    as Reverend Laurence
  • Tachia Newall
    as Tybalt/Apothecary
  • Dan Parr
    as Romeo
  • Tessa Parr
    as Juliet
  • Elexi Walker
    as Mercutio
  • Lawrence Walker
    as Benvolio

Reviews

“ A thrilling, intelligent and intense vision of youth destroyed by hatred”

- The Stage
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“ A triumphant new version of Romeo & Juliet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse mixes modern icons with Shakespeare’s classic text to dazzling effect.”

- Daily Express
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“ astonishing”

- The Guardian
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“ electrifying energy”

- The Times
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“ Bang up-to-date, blisteringly paced and oozing passion from every pore”

- The I
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“ dazzling reinterpretation”

- Theatre Full Stop
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“ It is impossible to recognise all of the triumphs witnessed on stage”

- North West End
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“ excellent production”

- The Reviews Hub
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“ a truly exceptional production to inspire a new generation”

- Yorkshire Life

“ Captivating”

- The State of the Arts

“ wonderful production”

- The Yorkshire Times

“ one of the most astounding versions of Shakespeare’s glorious and tragic love story that I have ever seen”

- On Yorkshire Magazine

“ exciting and thrilling adaptation”

- The Sunday Mirror

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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

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  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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