Thursday 28 April 2016
The first production in our Shakespeare season, Romeo + Juliet, is growing from strength to strength – and it’s not just us saying that, the reviewers think so too!
We’re getting some wonderful feedback, which is just rewards for all the incredible hard work the cast have put into this production over recent weeks.
Stephen Oliver writes in the North East Theatre Guide:
This production is a happy marriage of great acting, lively action scenes and a charismatic cast.
The decision to deliver a parochial production has helped liberate Shakespeare’s story and they’ve probably ended up with a show that’s closer to what the Bard intended.”
You can read the full review here.
And hot on the heels of this, we talked this morning to Made In Tyne & Wear for their arts & entertainment show The Lowdown. The lovely Hazel Pude asked director Paul Dunn about his inspiration for the production, how it all came about, and how he put together the cast that have delivered such a great production.
Our Romeo + Juliet, David Jackson and Brogan Gilbert, told the cameras about recently performing with The Globe theatre for the Shakespeare celebrations, and being accepted into not one, not two, but three drama schools – as well as their palpable on-stage chemistry and complete ease and comfort at have to snog each other on a regular basis!
If you haven’t seen it yet, you still have a chance to catch it. It plays Alphabetti theatre tonight and Friday, then on Saturday night it goes to the Alun Armstrong theatre in Stanley.
If you can’t make it this week, you have a chance to see it at the Customs House on Thursday 19th May, 7.45pm.