Thursday, February 05, 2009

Romeo and Juliet

The Junior Play, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is in the final throes of rehearsal before the two performances in the BSR, on Friday at 7pm, and Saturday at 8pm. This Junior production follows many successful recent productions from the Shakespeare Society, including The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It and, most recently in 2006, Twelfth Night. The dress rehearsal is tonight.

This version has been abridged by director Evan Jameson as a fast-paced contemporary story, which opens to the rowdy notes of The Pogues and ends with the melancholy strains of Iceland's Sigur Ros (see below - and in between some Nigerian dance music). The cast has been rehearsing intensely since the start of term. The title roles are being played by Jasper Pickersgill and Emma Moore, and other notables are Thomas Emmet and Opeline Kellett as Lord and Lady Capulet, Patrick Tice as the ill-fated Mercutio and Olivia Plunket as the Nurse.

The production is being played 'in the flat', with a long walkway against one wall of the BSR, and a raised area for the Capulets' house.

We'll have a pupil review here next week.

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