Romeo & Juliet

Production Description

Production Information:

Civil Disturbance. Conflict. Anger. Abuse. This is our stage. This is Britain today. This is where we lay our scene.

Aerial circus meets Shakespeare turned inside out and upside down. For those as young as nine and those as old as old man time.

Romeo & Juliet was a co-production with Wales Millennium Centre with our creative partners NoFitState Circus, The Welsh Assembly Engagement Team and Theatr Iolo. Supported by Arts Council Wales & Arts Active.

We want to revive this production and tour Romeo & Juliet UK wide. Do get in touch if you would like to programme R&J. Contact Yvonne Murphy

Technical Specification:

Romeo & Juliet was designed for a large flexible studio or main stage. It requires no seating and the audience are free to move about the space. If staged on a main stage the iron will be brought down or a gauze fitted to block off the auditorium.

Running Time 2 hours. No Interval

This production begins outside the venue and in the public foyer. 2 TV screens will be placed in the foyer

This production incorporates aerial circus and five weight bearing points are required at lighting rig level or above.

Aerial Equipment used :

  • 2 hoops
  • Straps
  • Silks
  • rope


  • Connor Allen
  • Aamira Challenger
  • Gemma Creasey
  • Kayed Mohammed-Mason
  • Hannah O’Leary
  • Salin Sai

Creative & Production Team:

  • Executive Producer, Director & Script Editor: Yvonne Murphy
  • Producers: Catherine Paskell (Audience Engagement) & Emma Evans(Production)
  • Set & Costume Design: Saz Moir
  • Lighting Design: Joe Fletcher
  • Sound Design: Tic Ashfield
  • Circus Choreographer & Movement Director: Paul Evans
  • Voice & Text Coach: Jacqui Crago
  • Production Manager: Matthew Davies
  • Company Stage Manager: Louise Rouse
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Helen Anne Robinson
  • Education Associate: Megan Merrett
  • BSL Interpreter: Sami Thorpe
  • Audio Description: Alistair Sill
  • Production Photography: Kirsten McTernan
  • Videographer: Helen Griffiths
  • Set Assistant:Lauren Dix
  • Costume Assistant: Alys Bevan

Performance / Tour Details:

Romeo & Juliet ‘The Tour’ 2017 has now ended. We did 32 shows to 2275 people and 1000 young people participated in our open rehearsals and workshops.

This is where we went: 


Mold Theatr Clwyd 5 – 8 April 

Llanelli The Ffwrnes 12 April 

Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog 23 April 

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre 27 April – 14 May

Photography Kirsten McTernan





In terms of innovation, the production really soars and Murphy deserves plaudits for attempting to present Shakespeare in such a bold and refreshing fashion. It’s a remarkable achievement, evidence of a director whose skill matches the daring of her vision.Verdict Ambitious, vividly staged and skilfully directed all-female promenade production – ‘The Stage

This was fresh and audacious theatre, and perhaps the finest Shakespeare production I’ve seen performed in Wales – ‘Cardiff Shakespeare

It is likely to be the quirkiness of these productions that attract an audience in the first place, be that because you want to see how an all-female cast copes in a traditionally male-dominated world or just to see parts of the iconic Wales Millennium Centre that are not usually accessible to the public. However, what will keep these audiences coming back for more is the sheer quality of the performance – ‘The Reviews Hub

This is a remarkable, darkly beautiful, seductively immersive experience – ‘British Theatre Guide