Immersion stages Romeo & Juliet amid 1980s industrial unrest

Immersion Theatre's Romeo & Juliet

Immersion Theatre sets its production of Romeo & Juliet amid the brutality and industrial unrest of the 1980s Kent miners’ strike.

This exhilarating adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragic love story has just begun a national tour which will also see it play five days at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre.

Directed by Immersion founder, James Tobias, this tragic heartbreaking tale of forbidden love and bitter rivalry is a bold, gritty, visceral and highly accessible production, infused with danger and comedy.

immersion theatre's romeo & juliet

Said Tobias: “We are thrilled to be returning to the Jack Studio Theatre for a one week run as part of our UK Tour”.

Cast: Clive Keene, Simone Murphy, Dan Dawes, James G Nunn, Rochelle Parry, James Sanderson, Harry Anton and Rosalind Blessed.

The innovative touring company scored a huge success at the venue in 2014 when it staged a groovy 1960s version of Taming of the Shrew which garnered public and critical acclaim.

The future looks exciting for Immersion as Romeo & Juliet will be followed by a Christmas season at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay, where it will be staging its first professional pantomime, The Wizard of Oz.

“Spring 2016 will see us produce a national tour of the UK premiere of Rapunzel, a larger-than-life family musical based on the classic fairytale written by the creators of the mega hit TV show, Friends,” said the producer and director.

“This will be followed by spring 2017 which is looking set to be our biggest year to date as we will be producing a yet-to-be announced national tour of a Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of an Oscar winning film”.

2015 Tour Dates

October 5-7, Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough
October 7, Fisher Theatre, Bungay
October 12, Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle
October 14, Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
October 20-24, Brockley Jack Theatre, London
November 3, Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
November 4, Broadway Theatre, Barking
November 6, Stur-Exchange, Dorset
November 12, Camberley Theatre, Surrey
November 13, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (Walker Theatre)
November 17, Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

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