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. 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.


Toby Osmond (Mercutio), Vilde Torset (Chorus), Davey Lias (Julian), Fleur de Wit (Benvolia), Isabelle Schuler (Nurse), Kerry Fitzgerald (Romea)


Company: Purple Ostrich Productions
Director(s): Kerry Fitzgerald, Joe Miller
Musical Director: Joe Evans
Lighting: Jack Spicer
Producer: Rebecca Dilg
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Romea and Julian

Romea and Julian (Play) production archive for QTIX code T02010596402. Details of all Romea and Julian archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1869697057

Archive Listings

6 Nov 18
10 Nov 18
Bread and Roses
Inner London
Greater London

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