Photography © Zoe Manders
Juliet & Romeo
Juliet & Romeo
By Lost Dog
Tue 12 Feb 7.30pm
Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.
Well they lived at least.
Now they are 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.
With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet, directed by Olivier Award nominated Ben Duke, takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.
★★★★★ Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy.
★★★★★ Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour.
★★★★ Insightful, funny and rich. Smoulders with equal parts lust and loathing.
★★★★ Squirmingly funny and no less heartbreaking.
★★★★ Glorious. Full of warmth and intimacy.
★★★★ Wonderful. Shakespeare’s lovers live on.
Duration: 75 minutes
Juliet & Romeo is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts and development time supported by Oval House through FiRST BiTES. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.
*NB this performance will be captioned using The Difference Engine – a captioning software that streams live subtitles to your own smart phone/tablet.
How it works:
You will need to arrive at 7pm so we can get you set up; we will have a BSL volunteer and Strike A Light member of staff available to assist you.
Please bring a mobile phone or tablet (ipad etc.) that is able to connect to wifi.
We’ll take you into the performance space (before audiences not using the system) where you will connect to the Difference Engine wifi hotspot.
Once you’re connected you’ll receive captions in real time as the show happens.
Here’s a photo of an audience member using the software at our previous festival: