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Preview: Romeo and Juliet at Newcastle People’s Theatre
violent delights have violent ends”
2 to Saturday 6 October 2018
as a romance about two “star-crossed” lovers, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is also a bloodthirsty
tragedy that pulls no punches in its portrayal of feuding families, doomed love
and violent confrontations.
Craig Fairbairn as Romeo and Emma Jane Richards as Juliet.
Inspired by hit television series Peaky Blinders director Anna Dobson and
the team have created a gritty and stylish backdrop to tell this legendary
Blinders, the production is set just after WW1, and expect a blisteringly contemporary
and edgy soundtrack.
The Romani gypsy culture present in Peaky Blinders helps to create a world
where a belief in fate and the stars makes sense and the violence and
corruption so rife in the TV show helps to depict the ‘ancient grudge’ between
families Montague and Capulet.
They’ve got the haircuts, the suits, the caps
and the music. But... it’s Shakespeare’s words.
Over the last four years we
have raised £1.6 million to complete the biggest update to their building since
moving here in 1963. The results of this effort - including an improved
exterior and a new foyer, bar and gallery and full access to all areas of the venue for wheelchair and mobility
restricted users - can now be enjoyed by all their visitors.
They continue to fundraise for
exciting and necessary projects, including enhancing the new Studio Theatre to
an even higher standard for exciting and varied performances and upgrading the ladies toilets to
do away with queues at busy times.