Juliet & Romeo

by Lost Dog

Thurs 9 May @ 7.30pm (public, inc BSL)

Fri 10 May @ 11.25am (schools)

@ Stanground Sports Centre, Peterborough Road, Peterborough,  PE7 3BY

Tickets: £11 / £7 concessions*

Or call The Key Theatre Box Office on 01733 207239

Age recommendation: 13+
Running time: 75 mins

*CONCESSION ELIGIBILITY FOR “JULIET & ROMEO”: Students and staff of Stanground College, and local residents, and their families, dance and drama teachers, people in the receipt of any income related or disability benefits, carers, members of CDA, and full-price ticket holders for Platform8 Season6 COAT, She’s A Good Boy and Now Is The Time To Say Nothing. Proof of eligibility may be required on collection of tickets. Refunds on tickets purchased at full price for concession price cannot be given.

Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.

Well, they lived, at least.

Now they are 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.

With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet, directed by Olivier Award nominated Ben Duke, takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

Ticket holders (16+) can book for a free workshop with Solene (Juliet) 10.30am-12.30pm, Sat 11 May. More info HERE.

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★★★★★Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy
— The Guardian
★★★★★Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour
— The Stage

Reviews

★★★★ - Insightful, funny and rich. Smoulders with equal parts lust and loathing. Time Out

★★★★ - Squirmingly funny and no less heartbreaking. The Times

★★★★ - Glorious. Full of warmth and intimacy. The Independent

★★★★ - Wonderful. Shakespeare’s lovers live on. The Observer

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Juliet & Romeo is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts and development time supported by Oval House through FiRST BiTES. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.

Conceived by Ben Duke

Devised & performed by Ben Duke & Solène Weinachter

Artistic collaborator: Raquel Meseguer

Light design: Jackie Shemesh

Set and costume design: James Perkins

Producers:Tessa HowellEmily Gorrod-Smith
Technician: Dave Sherman

DON'T FORGET There are 6 other shows, 2 workshops and a talk in Season 6  - May 2019 -  WHAT ELSE WILL YOU TRY?