Romeo and Juliet | Lower Sixth

This Valentine’s Day,  the cast of Romeo and Juliet delighted audiences with their unique staging of the tragic Shakespearean tale, Romeo and Juliet.

 

The Betjeman Pit area of the Senior School was transformed into Varanasi in India; with plentiful bougainvillaea, burning incense and a religious shrine, the cast weaved in and out of classrooms and throughout the space creating a unique and dynamic performance experience. The Montague boys fought fiercely with the Capulets and the ‘star-crossed lovers’ fate was sealed.  Petals of hibiscus fell from the upper balcony, as the two lay dead, creating a moving end to the play.

 

“I could not be more proud of the cast and the creative journey they went through.  It is a challenging play to tell convincingly and I was awestruck by their talent. All that is left to do is to write a 2000 word critical analysis of their performance. “

– Lillian Ashworth | Teacher of Drama and English

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