Friday, February 13, 2009

Romeo and Juliet review

Today we break for half-term, and so posting here will resume when we return on Monday 23rd February.

Our last post in this part of term is a review of the recent highly successful Junior Play production (collage above) Romeo and Juliet by V former Anna Traill, who played the title role in last year's Junior production of Antigone by Sophocles. A story suited for Valentine's weekend ...

Anna writes:-

Our Friday and Saturday evenings, February 6th and 7th, were lit up as the Junior school performed the infamous tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The audience was captivated from the first moment.

We didn’t really know what we were expecting as we sat on the edge of our seats before the lights went off. But as soon as William Maire and Tyrone Langham came on to the stage with their yellow hoodies, and spray-painted ‘Montagues’ and ‘Capulets’ onto the wall we knew we were in for a good night.

Jasper Pickersgill played Romeo brilliantly: not once was he put off by any audience reaction, and he expressed his love for Juliet incredibly well throughout the story. Emma Moore, playing the leading female role, Juliet, was mesmerising. The romance between Romeo and Juliet seemed so real throughout the production. Our hearts as an audience were really being torn.

Read the full review here.

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