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Romeo and Juliet (Monday)

Mon 1 July 2024


19:30 – 22:00


Bringing one of the most iconic plays ever written to the Malthouse stage this summer, we are embarking on a King’s Week enterprise by bringing you a whole school play: Romeo and Juliet. With over eighty pupils across all year groups, this will be an extravaganza like none before.

An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gate-crashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the County Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet follows the Friar’s plot and fakes her own death. The message fails to reach Romeo and, believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself. The grieving family agree to end their feud.

Set against a backdrop of 90’s pop classics, this new adaptation explores what it means to be young and in love and allows our pupils to showcase their skills not only in Shakespearean verse but also in new scenes with a more contemporary feel, alongside song and dance.