Lost Dog's JULIET & ROMEO Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Lost Dog's JULIET & ROMEO Announces 2019 Tour Dates

LOST DOG's "searingly witty" (SeeingDance) 'Juliet & Romeo' toured the UK during 2017 to packed houses and critical acclaim. Broadly based on Shakespeare's deeply pessimistic teenage love story, this "highly entertaining, extremely amusing and occasionally quite tender evening of theatre and dance" (Times) is performed by Lost Dog's Artistic Director Ben Duke and Solène Weinachter. This clever, funny production explores contemporary culture's celebration of youth and how it creates unrealistic expectations around love, sex and relationships.

'Juliet & Romeo' on tour:
January 23rd
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

January 25th
Nottingham Playhouse
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

February 6th
Blackpool Grand
www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

February 8th
Letterston Memorial Hall
www.letterstonmemorialhall.co.uk

February 9th
Cardigan, Small World Theatre
http://smallworld.org.uk/event/juliet-romeo

February 12th
Gloucester Guildhall
www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/juliet-romeo

February 14th
Bishop's Castle, SpArC Theatre
www.sparctheatre.co.uk

February 15th
Yeovil, Halstock Village Hall
https://artsreach.co.uk/event/juliet-romeo-lost-dog

March 8th
Ipswich, Jerwood DanceHouse
www.danceeast.co.uk

March 9th
Harleston, The Core Wortwell
http://wortwellcore.co.uk

March 14th
Birmingham DanceXchange
www.dancexchange.org.uk

March 16th
Folkestone, The Quarterhouse
www.quarterhouse.co.uk

April 13th, 14th
London, Linbury Theatre, ROH
Linbury Theatre

June 18th-22nd
London, The Place
www.theplace.org.uk

Says Ben Duke: "It's a piece that allows people to consider the nature of their own relationships, something we could all do with reflecting on. We're touring to theatres and traditionally non-theatre venues in the first six months of this year - something we did last year. I love the fact that people come along to see the show because it's happening in their theatre or their village hall; they arrive with no expectations even though there are the names of two very famous literary characters in the title of the piece. I love the intimacy of smaller venues as well - there's nowhere to hide!"

"I've allowed myself to imagine an alternate version to Shakespeare's original: in this work Juliet and Romeo have been together for about 25 years and they are in something of a marital crisis. They love each other but sometimes they wish the other one were dead...the bloom of teenage romance has definitely faded but it still haunts them.

"Romeo is in the middle of a mid-life crisis; he is trying to let go of the passionate teenager he was and become a Man. But he doesn't have any clear idea what that Man should look like so he is in limbo. Juliet is very attached to the extraordinary teenager she was and is finding the ordinariness of her current life a struggle."

Photo Credit: Jane Hobson

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