“Two households, both alike in dignity, in this fair London, where we lay our scene.”
The introduction to William Shakespeare’s play is well-known to many. But what’s that? London, not Verona? Romeo and Juliet is a bold reimagining of the original script, preserving Shakespeare’s language and story while molding it into a relevant statement on contemporary culture.
Performed in the round, with audience members literally following the action through a historic building, this is a complex and human story of love, acrimony, and the choices we make. A diverse acting company brings a modern perspective to the bitter rivalries, close friendships, and dysfunctional family dynamics that feed and frustrate our desire for love.
Space is very limited; only 25 audience members will be admitted per show. The performance requires that audiences follow the action, including up and down flights of stairs.
Presented by Troubadour Theatre Collective
Location: The London Roundhouse
CastChristine Anderstedt, Rahim Attai, Bryan Bicknell, Alex Bogaert, David Bogaert, Tyshia Drake, Colt Forgrave, Ben Kennes, Derek Roberts, Stephanie Simonetta, and Adam Windsor
Direction: Francesca Ranalli
Fight Direction: Sandy Gribbin
Stage Manager: Stephanie Simonetta
Produced by Peter Janes