- Venue: Quarry Theatre
- Duration: 3 hours, including a 20 minute interval
- Other: Post Show Discussion Tue 14 March
More Information on Romeo & Juliet (2017)
“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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BSL and Captioned Performance Information
Creative Engagement Opportunities for Schools
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 /
as Lady Capulet
as Reverend Laurence
“ A thrilling, intelligent and intense vision of youth destroyed by hatred”
“ A triumphant new version of Romeo & Juliet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse mixes modern icons with Shakespeare’s classic text to dazzling effect.”
“ electrifying energy”
“ Bang up-to-date, blisteringly paced and oozing passion from every pore”
“ dazzling reinterpretation”
“ It is impossible to recognise all of the triumphs witnessed on stage”
“ excellent production”
“ a truly exceptional production to inspire a new generation”
“ wonderful production”
“ one of the most astounding versions of Shakespeare’s glorious and tragic love story that I have ever seen”
“ exciting and thrilling adaptation”
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
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, 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
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance