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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Video recording of Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in 1980s Camden. This version of the play was originally created for the BBC 2 documentary WHEN ROMEO MET JULIET.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2013
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Paul Roseby
Writer
Lolita Chakrabarti
Music
Tristan Parkes
Production Design
James Button
Costume
Richard Gellar
Cast
Niall McNameeRomeo
Aruhan GalievaJuliet
Simon LennonMercutio
Sope DirisuFriar Laurence
Abigail RoseNurse
Aaron GordonBenvolio
Anna SpearpointLady Montague
Anna SpearpointChorus
Daisy WhalleyGregory
Daisy WhalleyBalthasar
James Laurence HunterMontague
Louisa BeadelApothecary
Louisa BeadelPeter
Miguel BrookingFriar John
Miguel BrookingEscalus, Prince of Verona
Sope DirisuAbram
Sophie EllerbyTybalt
Tom PriorParis
Tom ThompsonCapulet
Zainab HasanLady Capulet

Additional Details

Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre, London
Theatre company
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1980s
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender-blind casting; Youth Theatre
Related items
When Romeo Met Juliet

Notes

Notes
A wide shot recording can be made with three week’s notice.
General
Romeo and Juliet is part of a double bill. The second play is Michael Lesslie’s Prince of Denmark, which is a prequel to Hamlet
History
Recording date not known.
Stills
Everyone at the masked ball wears Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan masks.

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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