Developed since 1997 in collaboration with Minder producer Sean O'Connor, the production uses Shakespeare's text, but casts our lovers in their 80s, with their anxious children, not their parents, seeking to prevent an imprudent and costly match. What family has not wrestled with the question of how we care for our parents as they become older and frailer? Who will love them? Who will support them? Who will pay for their care? And with that care, what controls should we apply? If we have taken power of attorney, what about the freedom to fall in love, to give gifts, to marry unwisely?Performers Sian Phillips (Juliet), Michael Byrne (Romeo), Tim Barlow (Tybalt), Terry Taplin (Mercutio), Michael Medwin (Paris), Dudley Sutton (Mercutio), Golda Rocheuvel, Tristan Sturrock.
Producer Bristol Old Vic. Director Tom Morris. Design Tom Pye. Lighting James Farncombe.