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Romeo & Juliet (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School With New Mutiny Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

If you want to introduce Shakespeare to your family at a young age, then this child-friendly adaptation of his famous star-crossed lovers is a good place to start. Set entirely within a child’s bedroom, this edited take manages to strike a good balance between child-friendly accessibility and remaining faithful to Shakespeare’s poetic language. Combining action, humour and music, this production is fun, energetic and entertaining; the cast are enthusiastic and talented, both musically and dramatically. A slightly abrupt and incomplete ending is not enough to spoil things, and whilst adults may find everything a bit silly at times, children will be utterly enchanted.

Assembly George Square, until 18 Aug, 11.20am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Anita Magee]