What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate? Shakespeare’s most famous story explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change but leads all too quickly to devastating consequences.
RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman is back at the Barbican following her acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation in 2016. Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick are the star-crossed lovers, with the professional cast joined by young people from RSC Associate Schools in London who will perform as part of the chorus.
Everyone is in a hurry in Erica Whyman’s rough and volatile staging
Misfiring millennial take on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy
The tale of star-crossed lovers is brought into dazzingly sharp relief.
The passion and swagger of Bally Gill's infatuated Romeo are emblematic of the overall verve of the production.
Fresh and engaging