Lost Dog

Juliet and Romeo

Conceived and directed by Ben Duke Devised and performed by Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter

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 takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

Age guidance: 14+

Post Show Talk: Thu 1 Nov

Join us in the stalls after the show to hear Ben Duke in conversation with Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College, Oxford, on the use of Romeo & Juliet as a starting point in the show’s creation and how the original work continues to have relevance in today’s world.

Credits

Juliet and 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. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.

Reviews

"Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy"

The Guardian

"Squirmingly funny and no less heart-breaking"

The Times

"Glorious. Full of warmth and intimacy"

The Independent

Juliet and Romeo

1 November 2018 - 8:00 pm
2 November 2018 - 8:00 pm
Tickets

Full Price: £16
Concessions: £14
Members: 15% off

Extra information

BSL Interpreted Performance:
Thursday 1 November 8pm

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