A Royal Shakespeare Company production
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
This contemporary production played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Barbican in London, and on a 2019 national tour. The show featured Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick in the title roles, and used young people from the visited regions to perform as the Chorus alongside the professional cast.