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When Romeo Met Juliet

Synopsis
3-part reality television series in which two contrasting schools, over 8 weeks, put on a production of Romeo and Juliet to be staged at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre. Each school is cast as one of the two feuding families: the Montagues come from a Coventry city centre comprehensive while the Capulets are from a Catholic school in the city’s northern suburbs. The children are guided by the artistic director of the National Youth Theatre, Paul Roseby and mentored by actors Adrian Lester and Lolita Chakrabarti.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
4 Jun 2010 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Lynn Barlow
Contributor
Adrian Lester; Lolita Chakrabarti; Paul Roseby

Additional Details

Theatre
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Untrained actors; School productions; Reality TV
Related items
Romeo and Juliet

Notes

History
Episode 2 transmitted 11/6/2010, episode 3 18/6/2010.

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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