Romeo & Juliet

Production Description

We are looking to tour Romeo & Juliet UK wide in 2019. Do get in touch if you would like to programme R&J.

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.

The casting process for this production was colour and gender blind resulting in an R&J ensemble which is gender balanced and include 4 out of 6 actors from BAME backgrounds.

To date 32 performances of Romeo & Juliet to 2275 people.

Over 1000 young people have participated in our open rehearsals and workshops.

Romeo & Juliet was a co-production with Wales Millennium Centre with our creative partners NoFitState Circus, The Welsh Assembly Engagement Team, Arts Active/A2Connect and Theatr Iolo. Supported by Arts Council Wales & Arts Active.

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

Ensemble:

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

Creative & Production Team:

  • Executive Producer, Director & Script Editor: Yvonne Murphy
  • Producer: Emma Evans
  • Producer (Audience Engagement) Catherine Paskell
  • 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
  • ASM: Helen Anne Robinson
  • Filmmaker: Helen Griffiths
  • Education Associate (R&D): Amy Morgan
  • Education Associate (Production): Megan Merrett

Performance / Tour Details:

Spring 2017

Mold Theatr Clwyd 5 - 8 April 10.15am / 2.15pm / 7.30pm

Llanelli The Ffwrnes 12 April 2pm / 7.30pm

Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog 23 April 2pm / 7.30pm

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre 27 April - 14 May 11am / 2pm / 7pm

Thank you to all the staff of WMC including and not limited to Programming, Production, Front of House, Technical, Marketing, Box Office, Education & Community and Operations, Cleaning & Maintenance.

Arts council of wales

Testimonials

Romeo and Juliet review at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff - ‘fresh and inventive’

Omidaze Productions’ Shakespeare trilogy ends with an abridged retelling of Verona’s two star-cross’d lovers.

Actor and aerialist Hannah O’Leary: “Playing Henry VI on a rope was my dream job” - Hannah O’Leary trained as an actor and aerial performer. Now appearing in Omidaze’s circus production of Romeo and Juliet.