Stafford transposes star-crossed lovers to South America
Peter Rowe will return this week to Stafford Festival Shakespeare to direct Romeo and Juliet which will have a Latin American theme.
This will be Rowe’s fourth year directing the Shakespeare festival. Last year he was at the helm for The Comedy of Errors.
Festival producer Derrick Gask said, “It’s a real privilege that Peter is returning. I know he has lots of exciting ideas planned, so it should be another great year for Stafford Festival Shakespeare.”
Rowe said; “In contrast to the last three years that I’ve been involved, we’re presenting a tragedy.
“By setting our production in a lawless South American country, we’re hoping to create an atmosphere in which the infectious rhythms of the street can inflame violent passions and incite murder and revenge.
“As the sky darkens and the story draws to its terrible end, we see how easily ‘quick, bright things come to confusion’.”
Romeo and Juliet runs at Stafford Castle from Thursday (28 June) until Saturday, 14 July.