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The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

“The more I give, the more I have…” – Juliet, Act II

Juliet Capulet is 13. And she is getting older every day…

The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is an all-female, psychological examination of one of literatures most famous – and youngest – heroines. Featuring a cast of six young women – one of whom plays Juliet and five of whom play Romeo – it re-imagines Shakespeare’s iconic love story within the erotically-charged world of teenage girls.

Dangerously contemporary and morally provocative, Zoey Dawson’s groundbreaking production tackles Romeo and Juliet’s underrepresented but volatile themes of violence, youth suicide and the sexualisation of children.

Written by William Shakespeare.
Adapted and Directed by Zoey Dawson, Designed by Zoe Rouse, Sound Design by Claudio Tocco, Stage Management by Harriet Gregory.
Featuring Carolyn Butler, Brigid Gallacher, Devon Lang Wilton, Laura Maitland, Naomi Rukavina and Nikki Shiels.

This production forms a unique Shakespearian double-bill with Nothing But Roaring’s all-male production of Henry IV, Part 1. These exciting productions pair to reveal Shakespeare’s “infinite variety” to a modern audience.

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