Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.
The youthful energy that powers Romeo and Juliet all too often proves elusive. The teenage heat and the rapid escalation from passion to tragedy are not easy things to pin down.
Erica Whyman’s fresh, engaging production is more successful them most in this respect. It benefits from two hugely appealing performances from Karen Fishwick and Bally Gill as the star-crossed lovers. Together they convey the blinkered giddiness of the young couple’s infatuation, the arrow-slit of adolescence in which tomorrow morning seems an age away and no adult can possibly understand the depth of your pain.
Book seats here to see this fresh, blade-sharp revival!