Tobacco Factory Theatres tour brutal & bold Romeo and Juliet

Paapa Essiedu & Daisy Whalley in Romeo and Juliet. Images Craig Fuller.
Paapa Essiedu & Daisy Whalley in Romeo and Juliet. Images Craig Fuller.

A critically-acclaimed new and daring production of Romeo and Juliet is heading to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough from June 9-13.

It is the latest tour from Bristol-based company Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, co-produced with Tobacco Factory Theatres, and will be the only chance to see the production performed in Yorkshire as part of a national and international tour.

The company has previously toured to the SJT with As You Like It and Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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This story of boy meets girl is not a simple love story. These children’s lives are fuelled by mistakes, hatred, violence and pain.

They are entangled in the infamous family feud without a hope of getting out alive.

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory has young Russian director Polina Kalinina as the company’s first guest director since Jonathan Miller directed Hamlet in 2008.

The cast includes: Alan Coveney, Paul Currier, Paapa Essiedu, Craig Fuller, Chris Garner, Joey Hickman, Oliver Hoare, Timothy Knightley, Hannah Lee, Callum McIntyre, Sally Oliver, Fiona Sheehan, Daisy Whalley and Jack Wharrier.

2015 tour dates

May 19-23, The Dukes, Lancaster
May 28-31, Neuss Shakespeare Festival
June 2-6, Theatre Royal, Winchester
June 9-13, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
June 16-20, Derby Theatre
June 23-27, Salisbury Playhouse

Watch a clip from the company’s rehearsals

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