Romeo and Juliet – REVIEW

Peregrine Maturin-Baird and Ivy Dillon - Romeo and Juliet - Photo Robert Day (4)

There is no greater, nor more ominous, setting for Shakespeare’s youthful tragedy than at the atmospheric St Martin’s Church in Colchester, where the Mercury Theatre Young Mercury Theatre Young Company - Romeo and Juliet - Photo Robert DayCompany perform Romeo and Juliet until Sunday 28th August. We’re transported to fair Verona as we step inside the old, redundant church, unknowingly choosing a side: Capulet or Montague, in this standing-only performance. From the timber-vaulted ceiling hangs pages from the Bard’s most popular play, whilst a series of small stages adorn the Gothic nave, with a balcony at one end. The set is simple, but rightly so as the cobweb-laden stained glass windows, huge, high ceilings and clever lighting provide a felicitous backdrop that needs little else.

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First image for Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick released

Lily James and Richard Madden. Credit Johan Persson. (2)

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the next Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast will be Romeo and Juliet on Thursday 7th July 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of Romeo and Juliet and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com.

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