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.
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