Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.
Well they lived at least.
Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.
With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.
Age recommendation: 13+
Approx. running time: 75 minutes
Juliet and Romeo – A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage will open with a three week London run split between Battersea Arts Centre and The Place to coincide with Valentine’s Day 2018.
The work is then available for touring from Spring 2018 onwards.
The show is being designed to have the same high production values as Paradise Lost, and still be extremely flexible in scale; so that it can be toured widely: from national and international mid-large scale theaters, right down to 40 people village halls.
We are currently penciling in bookings from the 1st May- 30th June
and then from 1st October to the 30th November 2018.
Juliet and Romeo – A Guide to Long Life & Happy Marriage is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place, and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts – Where ideas, creativity and people connect. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist
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