“Violent delights have violent ends...”
Following on from the success of Macbeth, the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective presents a bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most tragic tale – Romeo & Juliet.
Opening at The Kings Theatre, Southsea, Romeo & Juliet will embark on an international tour. In defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friends, hopeful young lives burn amidst a celestial and cataclysmic backdrop. Sun and moon shine down on star-crossed lovers as they hide their passion and sexuality from their warring families and their closest friends.
Misadventure, family pride, and ancient quarrels abort and bury the most joyous of beginnings, the most hopeful of love stories as Romeo and Juliet, driven apart, find their world becoming a constricting, single mausoleum of fate and death. Icarus Theatre Collective launched in 2004. Lauded as one of the most fearless and dynamic theatre companies in the UK, their reputation for punchy and vibrant productions of contemporary and classic theatre continues to grow.
The company’s productions have won countless accolades including Time Out’s Critics Choice, as well as receiving great praise from critics and audiences alike and winning awards from as far afield as Romania (Best Production and Best Actress, The Lesson). Over the years, the company have performed their work both nationally and internationally, including their award-winning production of R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End, which played to sell-out houses on its national tour.
Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval
T: Full £11/ Gulbcard £9/ Student £7/ Student Gulbcard and Gulbenkian Education Network schools £6
Suitable for ages 10+