Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tony Cownie

Is love a tender thing... it pricks likes a thorn

Arguably Shakespeare’s most passionate and heartbreaking drama, Romeo and Juliet unravels the tangle of emotions in the hearts and minds of the forbidden lovers, and their friends and families.

The play is an elegy for doomed youth, exploring the damage that social divisions and family feuds can inflict. The impact on Shakespeare’s star cross’d lovers, and on the society around them, is overwhelming. The outcome is lies, conflict and the play’s famously tragic ending.

With themes that speak as powerfully in this age as in his own, Romeo and Juliet demonstrates Shakespeare as a writer for all time.

Cast and Credits

The cast of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo - Will Featherstone
Juliet - Kirsty Mackay
Mercutio - Grant O'Rourke
Nurse - Alexandra Mathie
Lady Capulet - Cara Kelly
Friar Lawrence - Sean Murray
Capulet - Liam Brennan
Montague/Friar John - Nick Hughes
Benvolio - Ben Deery
Tybalt - Cathal Finnerty
Paris - Tom Berish
Prince - Mark McDonnell
Peter - Steve McNicoll

The creative team of Romeo and Juliet

Director - Tony Cownie
Designer - Neil Murray
LX Designer - Johanna Town
Sound Designer/Composer - Philip Pinsky
Choreographer - Rhianna Laws
Fight Arranger - Raymond Short


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