Romeo and Juliet

Author(s): William Shakespeare Company: Belgrade Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and Hackney Empire
Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Bristol Dates:

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This is unmistakeably Shakespeare’s love story, unaltered in its original text. But it’s not just Shakespeare’s play. There is an important Plus One: rap.

Everything that makes Shakespeare’s play so well loved is here. The rich, feuding families. The intense, forbidden passion. And the flash of violence that tears the young lovers apart, sending them spiralling towards tragedy.

The story has new, original elements of rap—as well as soul and R&B. Think everyday English as well as the Elizabethan variety. And the poetry of rap rhythms as well as perfect pentameters.

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Venue: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Dates:

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