VERONA, a city torn apart by an endless STRUGGLE between two feuding families, is left seeking SALVATION.
Amongst a BRUTALITY beyond memory, grows a LOVE beyond existence.
Love&Madness bring you an apocalyptic Romeo&Juliet that promises to renew your faith in LOVE itself.
Featuring a twelve-strong cast and staying close to the folio text this is an adventurous, passionate reading of Shakespeare’s most famous play, dealing with love conquering hate creating an abstract world of conflict whilst retaining - in the characters and performers attitudes - a contemporary relevance to the world today. Love is timeless, eternal.
So is hate.
‘I chose Romeo&Juliet because it deals with love conquering hate. The two lovers are surrounded by an anger and aggression that has lost all reason. Juliet and Romeo’s love for one another proves stronger than this loathing. It is the catalyst for the laying down of arms, and leads both households towards a new era of tolerance.
We seek to create an abstract world of conflict whilst retaining - in the characters and performers attitudes - a contemporary relevance to the world today.’ Neil Sheppeck
‘A passionate reading’
‘L&M have taken the most famous love story in history and turned it into one of the most intimate, moving, invigorating and entertaining productions you’ll ever experience’
Eastern Daily Press
‘Accessible and exciting’
‘There is a lot to recommend... a fineperformance... very enjoyable’
Cambridge Evening News
Romeo and Juliet
William Boscawen as Tybalt
Alan Charlesworth as Friar Laurence
Suzannah Howlett as Nurse
Nicholas Kempsey as Mercutio
Barry Latchford as Montague
Nicole Milton as Juliet
Patrick Regis as Benvolio
Richard Rycroft as Capulet
Neil Sheppeck as Romeo
Charlotte Thornton as Lady Capulet
Ian van der Heyden as Paris
Gareth Wyn-Jones as Prince
The Rugely Rose: September 24th, 25th
UCL Bloomsbury, London: September 29th - October 3rd
Explosion! Gosport: October 4th
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge: October 6th, 7th
Norwich Playhouse: October 8th, 9th
The Playhouse, Harlow: October 10th
Whitehaven Civic Hall: October 14th, 15th
Kings Lynn Arts Centre: October 17th
Astor Theatre, Deal: October 18th
QEH Theatre, Bristol: October 21st
Loughborough Town Hall: October 22nd, 23rd
Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton: October 24th
Buxton Opera House: October 27th