Romeo & Juliet (2011)
A vibrant production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star crossed lovers. A story of dangerous rivalries and secret loves vividly brought to life in a fast moving and contemporary telling of this celebrated story.
A community split by its differences, a young girl rebelling against her parents’ expectations, knife crime and gang violence, Romeo and Juliet is a story with striking relevance to today’s young audiences.
With stunning visuals and cutting edge soundtrack, this production engaged audiences of all ages with its exuberance, poetry and thrilling action.
“Rachel Spicer’s Juliet is a stroppy, floppy teenager straight from a Posy Simmons cartoon.” The Stage
“Much like Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film version, this is an ultramodern Romeo & Juliet, but theatrical rather than cinematic. Out go Pilot’s trademark multi-media flourishes; in comes traditional, flesh-and-blood, physical theatre strengths, allied to Sandy Nuttgens’s always appropriate music.” York Press
“This is a stylish take on Shakespeare’s ever-popular tragedy. Pilot Theatre’s reputation for productions easy on-the-eye has been well-earned and they don’t disappoint with Romeo and Juliet.” Yorkshire Post
“As a company dedicated to reinterpreting classic work for young people, Pilot can be depended upon to apply a fresh perspective.” The Guardian
Directed by Marcus Romer and Katie Posner
Designed by Chloe Lamford
Lighting Designed by Richard Howell
Sound Design and Original Music Composed by Sandy Nuttgens
Dramaturg Juliet Forster
Fight Director Philip D’Orleans
Rachel Spicer as Juliet
Oliver Wilson as Romeo
Mary Rose as Lady Capulet
William Travis as Capulet
Chris Lindon as Mercutio
Richard James-Neale as Tybalt
Bryn Holding as Benvolio
Louisa Eyo as Nurse