SSTC Lower Sixth present
based on Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare & After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald
Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 March
Sackville Theatre 7.30pm
Tickets: FREE but limited availability of 65 and should be booked Book a Place
Two plays. Both alike in dignity. This could be Verona. Or Edinburgh, Dublin, New York or Liverpool. A unique and exciting production that combines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with Sharman MacDonald’s sequel, After Juliet.
The night before her wedding, Juliet stares at a vial in her hand. How did she get to this point so suddenly? Through her memories of the past 48 hours we follow: as guests at the Capulet’s ball, as witnesses to young lovers’ exchanging vows, as on-lookers to violence in the street and in the home.
After: A tense truce holds between the Capulets and the Montagues. Four people are put on trial and the Capulets seek to elect a new Prince of Cats. Petruchio and Valentine mourn separate lost brothers; with conflicting ideas of how honour to them. Lorenzo and Gianni contemplate dying young or growing old. Benvolio, Romeo’s best friend, is in love with Rosaline, Juliet’s cousin; but Rosaline is bent on revenge. The city holds its breath.
Rebel Heart will be performed in promenade around the Sackville Theatre, featuring a live band, and professionally choreographed fights, as part of the immersive experience thrust in to the world of Romeo & Juliet’s Verona.
The performance should last for approximatley 2hrs 30mins including an interval