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Smashing Shakespeare: Juliet And Her Romeo (Captivate Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

This comical modern interpretation of a classic really does show that Shakespeare’s writing can be loved and enjoyed by all ages. With catchy songs, likeable characters and amusing breaking of the fourth wall, children are kept engaged for the entire hour. Unlike the original, more emphasis is placed on the female characters, with characters like Rosaline and Lady Capulet, who were only mentions in the original, finally finding their voices. This is a very welcome writing back into history and a brilliant way to refresh one of the most well-known pieces of theatre in the world. ‘Smashing Shakespeare’ has it all: great costumes, clever props and a hilarious script. This, along with the incredibly talented cast, makes it a must see. 

The Rose Theatre, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Haddi Conant]