1981. Margaret Thatcher. Skinheads. Brixton. The Specials. Unemployment. Barbers. Madness. Rock Against Racism. Discos. Riots. Cabbies. The Selecter. This town is coming like a Ghost Town.
In a nation coming apart at the seams, two young people find love in adversity. But will they be strong enough to survive the age old-conflicts in their community?
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale is set to some of the greatest sounds this country has ever created, exploring a generation of young people empowered by music and culture.
This production of Romeo and Juliet is also part of our Shakespeare for Schools project, which will see over 2,000 local young people see the production for free at special matinee performances.
The play is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare, but also an engaging and thought-provoking variation
80s-set Shakespeare is an unexpected nostalgia trip
A bold concept's potential is not fully realised in too hasty an execution
Feels fresh and funny
Stripped-back, teen-oriented version