Two Maverick shows transfer from Edinburgh to London

Published: 16 August 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Maverick Theatre’s two Edinburgh Fringe shows are to transfer to the Tabard Theatre, London after their run north of the border.

Romeo and Juliet and PALS are both by Birmingham writer Nick Hennegan. The Shakespeare adaptation looks at the rivalry between football clubs Birmingham City and Aston Villa while PALS charts the fortune of four friends, Pete, Andy, Linda and Sue (the PALS of the title), from the 1950s to the 2000s.

Each play has a cast of four who are at the Assembly George Square until Saturday 24 August.

Maverick’s artistic director Nick Hennegan said, “it's great news. I love Chiswick, The Tabard is a fantastic space and this young and talented cast are sure to prove popular with London audiences.”

Maverick is now based in Chiswick. Tabard Theatre director Fred Perry commented, “we've been wanting to find an opportunity to work with Nick and Maverick for a long time and after the fantastic response from audiences in Edinburgh we thought now was the right time.”

PALS and Romeo and Juliet will run in rep on alternate nights at the Tabard Theatre from Tuesday 3 until Saturday 28 September.