Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
75 minutes of fast-paced Shakespeare.
RADA presents Shakespeare for Young Audiences: abridged plays brought to life for young people (15+) as well as anyone, of any age, who wants to get swept up in a high energy Shakespeare production.
When Romeo and Juliet fall in love, that love is put to the ultimate test by their warring families, the Montagues and Capulets.
After getting married in secret, their ongoing family conflict reaches breaking point and Romeo is banished from ends.
In a bid to be reunited with her man, lovesick Juliet calls on their friend Laurence to help her escape ends but her plan may result in tragic consequences.
Cast in alphabetical order
Lydia-May Cooney Escalus/Paris
Joanie Diamond Balthasar/Juliet/Gregory
Chengxi Fu Lord Montague/Romeo
Jonathan Gordon Lord Capulet/Peter
Shakeel Haakim Abraham/Friar Laurence
Caitlin McEwan Lady Capulet/Mercutio
Ayesha Milner-Glover Benvolio/Friar John/Apothecary
Sophia Razvi Nurse/Sampson/Page
Emma Symmonds Tybalt
Chorus and other roles played by members of the cast
Director Darren Raymond
Set Designer Tiffany Yu
Costume Designer Marika Cholmondeley
Lighting Designer Susie Yi Su
Sound Designer Will Hamilton
Previous Shakespeare for Young Audiences productions
Take a look at production pictures from our Shakespeare for Young Audiences in 2022.
Productions pictured are from 30 November-7 December 2022 at RADA and include The Tempest and Twelfth Night.
Where to find us
Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
+44 (0)20 7908 4800
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