Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Romeo and Julie

A modern Cardiff love story from the team behind Iphigenia in Splott and Killology

Romeo is a single dad hanging on tight. Julie is fighting to follow her dream of studying at Cambridge.

Two Cardiff teens raised a few streets apart – but from entirely different worlds – crash into first love and are knocked off their feet. But at the crossroads to the rest of their lives, Julie’s family fears the worst in a world of unequal opportunity.

Romeo and Julie reunites the Olivier Award-winning partnership of writer Gary Owen and former Sherman Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan responsible for the modern classics Iphigenia in Splott, Killology and The Cherry Orchard.

Romeo and Julie will be at the Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre from 14 Feb – 1 Apr.

It will be in the NT without me. For all that I am a Cardiff boy I didn't like the play Iphigenia in Splott at all.

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As for the work itself, Sophie Melville gives a great performance in a fine production, but if "Gary Owen’s brawling, big-hearted, raging monologue" (UK Theatre Awards Best New Play 2015) is good writing then I am a Dutchman.

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