A LIVE screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ will be held at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Wednesday, July 18.
The Shakespeare tragedy famously asks the question, what if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?
Set in a world very like our own, this ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick will play the roles of Romeo and Juliet. They are joined by Charlotte Josephine as Mercutio, known for her writing as well as acting. Charlotte’s hit plays include the award-winning ‘Bitch Boxer’ and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out ‘Blush’.
Her acting credits beyond her own work include being part of the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre Company and Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘Julius Caesar’ at the Donmar Warehouse.
Playing Tybalt is Raphael Sowole, whose credits include Simon Stephens’ adaptation of ‘The Seagull’ (Lyric Hammersmith), ‘Pygmalion’ (Headlong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nuffield) and Black Theatre Live’s touring production of ‘Hamlet’.
“Wonderfully fresh version has is something rare and precious…an urgent sense that this matters here and now, that young hearts and lives, rather than just iambic pentameters, are at stake.” – Evening Standard
Tickets for the screening cost £11 in advance or £12.50 on the door, with a 10 per cent discount for Theatre Friends, available by calling 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com
The bar will open at 6pm for the screening at 7pm.