Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers and families at war will be told in a new production staged at The Core at Corby Cube today.
Many versions on film and stage have been produced of The Bard’s Romeo and Juliet, and this latest dramatisation has been produced by Icarus Theatre Collective.
As the story goes, misadventure, family pride and ancient quarrels put paid to the most joyous of beginnings as the two lovers named in the title are torn apart and forced to hide their passion from the warring Montagues and Capulets.
After a secret courtship, Romeo and Juliet end up paying a high price for the hatred between their families.
A spokesman said: “Lauded as one of the most fearless and dynamic theatre companies in the UK, Icarus Theatre Collective has established a reputation for fresh and punchy productions of contemporary and classic theatre, winning high praise and accolades from critics and audiences alike.
“Directed by Icarus founder Max Lewendel, Romeo and Juliet has already been hailed as ‘excellent’ by the British Theatre Guide, who declared that ‘there is so much to like about this production,’ singling out its ’vibrant energy’ in particular.”
This week The Core also started offering workshops for students of English or drama, exploring language, text and characterisation in the play. For information about these, contact Louise Wildish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The performance of Romeo and Juliet will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions. Tickets costing £8 are available for schools.
To book tickets, call 01536 470470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.