Romea and Julian archiveSet on an estate in South-East London, where the young people are left to their own devices and where carrying a knife is second nature we follow the tragic journey of these two lovers over the course of 90 blood pumping minutes. Meet Romea, a love-obsessed poet who will do anything to have sex and Julian, a young man who prizes his virginity above everything else. As well as the eponymous lovers' genders being swapped we also have a female Benvolia and a female Prince. This has changed many of the relationships and the power dynamics in the play.

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Archive listings for Romea and Julian

Work type: Play.


This show is a piece which explores female sexuality and power. In the year of #metoo the company wanted to explore the world's most famous love story and see what we can learn from examining Romeo's behavior. Swapping the genders very obviously highlights moments which are absurd or are stalking dressed up as romance. Purple Ostrich Productions reimagines Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet as a gender-swapped music-laden love-fest.Company Purple Ostrich Productions. Director Kerry Fitzgerald. Director Joe Miller. Musical Director Joe Evans. Lighting Jack Spicer. Producer Rebecca Dilg. Performer Toby Osmond (Mercutio). Performer Vilde Torset (Chorus). Performer Davey Lias (Julian). Performer Fleur de Wit (Benvolia). Performer Isabelle Schuler (Nurse). Performer Kerry Fitzgerald (Romea).
6 Nov 18 to 10 Nov 18Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
listing details L0928791392

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