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Juliet and Romeo Live by Lost Dog

Directed by Ben Duke

Performed by Ben Duke and Solène Weinachter 

  • Wheelchair Access
This event is part of the FiRST BiTES season
  • Tue 25 Jul – Wed 26 Jul, 7:30pm

Running time: 50 minutes

Venue: Downstairs

Lost Dog are an award winning dance theatre company headed by Artistic Director/Performer Ben Duke. Lost Dog will be sharing something of their as yet un-started and definitely still unfinished version of Shakespeare’s deeply pessimistic teenage love story.  All we know so far is that we’re too old to play 15 year olds so we will be making some minor plot adjustments so that Juliet and Romeo can somehow survive into middle age. A humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity.

What can people expect from this FiRST BiTE? Will there be – dare we ask – a happy ending for the star-crossed lovers?

We'll be sharing our studio explorations- currently we are working with how honest Juliet and Romeo will be on stage about their actual relationship- as opposed to the  "perfect love story" version of their tale so often presented. As for a happy ending- I think of part of the core exploration within this work is what a supposed "happy ending"  actually looks like as we move through adulthood in this day and age....

Feedback from Lost Dog's previous show Paradise Lost (lies unopened besides me):

'Divine' - The Independent ★★★★★

'A heavenly new take' - The Evening Standard ★★★★

Ages 15+

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  • Tue 25 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Wed 26 Jul, 7:30pm

Additional information

Commissioned by The Place, Battersea Arts Centre and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Ben Duke is a Work Place Artist at The Place.

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