Kids Squad - 14th March

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From Catherine

New take on Romeo and Juliet at Nottingham Playhouse

A MODERN take on Shakespeare’s classic love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has opened at Nottingham Playhouse.

Set in Verona, this is the tale of two lovers who risk everything to be together.

Giles Croft, artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse, said: “Over the years Nottingham Playhouse has made first class work with a number of major British companies and in this production we are delighted to be working for the first time with three new partners.

“Romeo and Juliet has long been the source material for ambitious re-workings and in this production we are so pleased to present Robert Icke’s imaginative approach which brings a contemporary look that stimulates and surprises.

“It has already been received very warmly, with audiences around the country enthusiastic in their response, and we are proud that the name of Nottingham Playhouse is being promoted with such excellent work.”

Directed by Robert Icke, Romeo and Juliet has been co-produced with Headlong Theatre, The Nuffield Southampton, and in association with Hull Truck Theatre.

During Romeo and Juliet’s run, Nottingham Playhouse will be working alongside The Mouthy Poets to encourage audience members to take part in mini events and performances before each show either as an observer or participant.

l Romeo and Juliet runs until 24th March and tickets are priced between £7.50 and £26.50.

For more details or to book tickets for the show call (0115) 941 9419 or visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #starxlovers.