Juliet is a New Romantic, Romeo a Punk …
Bath Drama and The Rondo Theatre Company present their annual joint production at Green Park Station.
Ashley Shiers (Romeo) and Annayah Prosser (Juliet) in rehearsal on location at Green Park Station
The enduring popularity of Romeo and Juliet lies in its emotional pull, which comes from the way in which it is centred on the most powerful of human emotions – hatred and love – and the close and often tragic relationship between them. As such it could be – and has been – set anywhere and at any time.
In choosing an 80s setting we believe we have found a period appropriate to the urban environment of Green Park Station, and one that also has strong contemporary appeal. The tribal nature of the antagonism between the Montagues and the Capulets is communicated through visually striking costume, and music that has all the style and vigour of the lovers at its heart.
At the core of Shakespeare in the Park is the belief that even 400 years after Shakespeare’s plays were written, they can still offer moving, relevant and thought-provoking theatre to people of all ages and backgrounds. We are delighted to have the support of the RSC’s Open Stages to help us make this happen.
Green Park Market
Tuesday 17 June – Saturday 21 June
£10 (£7 conc)