Romeo and Juliet, The Shed, National Theatre
In a version for young audiences (suitable for families with children ages 8 years and over). Also touring London schools in the summer term and visiting Derry-Londonderry for the UK City of Culture 2013 celebrations.
Shakespeare’ s ROMEO AND JULIET, in a version for young audiences by Ben Power, directed by Bijan Sheibani, will tour London schools in the summer term supported by an extensive education programme and visit Derry-Londonderry for the UK City of Culture 2013 celebrations, before coming to The Shed from 24 July – 18 August. The cast includes Esh Alladi, Natalie Dew, Tendayi Jembere, Bunmi Mojekwu, Ashley Chin, Archana Ramaswamy, Lashana Lynch and Umar Pasha. It will be designed by Becs Andrews, with choreography by Aline David, music by Soumik Datta, sound by Mike Winship and lighting by Paul Knott.
A modern city. A deadly feud. And a pair of star-crossed lovers. Set against a vibrant urban backdrop, bursting full of excitement, colour, dancing and live song, a company of eight recreate the most famous love story of all time. A swift, contemporary celebration of Shakespeare’s much loved drama which brings Romeo and Juliet to life for a new generation.
Ben Power is a writer and dramaturg and an Associate Director of the National Theatre, who is also in charge of programming The Shed. His work for the NT includes co-creating The Hush with Matthew Herbert, and an adaptation of Ibsen’s Emperor & Galilean.
Bijan Sheibani is an Associate Director of the National Theatre, where he has previously directed Damned by Despair, The Kitchen, Greenland and Our Class. His production of the classic children’s adventure story Emil and the Detectives will open in the Olivier Theatre in November.
Info: Romeo and Juliet is at The Shed, National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX from 24 July to 18 August 2013 Book tickets