Photo Zoe Manders

Juliet & Romeo

With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre, and comedy this duet 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.

This duet takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

Juliet and Romeo opened with a three week London run split between Battersea Arts Centre and The Place which coincided with Valentine’s Day 2018. The work has toured throughout the UK across 2018-2019 and will continue to tour nationally and internationally throughout 2020.

Age recommendation: 13+
Approx. running time: 75 minutes

Conceived and directed by Ben Duke, Devised and performed by Solene Weinachter, Performed by Kip Johnson, Associate Artist: Raquel Meseguer, and Pippa Duke, Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh, Set and Costume Design: James Perkins, Executive Producer: Daisy Drury, Producers: Tess Howell, Emily Gorrod-Smith and Hattie Gregory, Administration: Emma Evans


Tour Dates

07.04.20 - tickets yet to be released!
Theater of Montbeliard - MA, Rue de l'École Française, 25200 Montbéliard, France
Box Office: +33 805 71 07 00
Neasham Reading Rooms, Sockburn Lane Neasham Durham DL2 1PH
Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley St, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN, UK
Meole Brace Memorial Hall, Upper Rd, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9JP


Juliet & Romeo 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. First presented as Juliet & Romeo Live as part of First Bites at Oval House, July 2017. Juliet & Romeo’s 2020 tour is supported by British Council.


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Upcoming Dates

07.04.20 - tickets yet to be released!
Theater of Montbeliard - MA, Rue de l'École Française, 25200 Montbéliard, France
Box Office: +33 805 71 07 00
Neasham Reading Rooms, Sockburn Lane Neasham Durham DL2 1PH
Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley St, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN, UK
Meole Brace Memorial Hall, Upper Rd, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9JP
Blackpool Grand, 33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT, UK
Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin St, Salisbury SP1 3UT, UK
Pound Arts, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK
Connaught Theatre & Cinema, Union Pl, Worthing BN11 1LG, UK
tickets yet to be released!
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB, UK
Box Office: 01962 840440

Past Dates

25.07.17 - 26.07.17 - exclusive work in progress sharing
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
07.02.18 - preview showing
Lancaster Arts, Lancaster University, Great Hall Complex, N Spine, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
14.02.18 - 24.02.18 - world premiere
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, UK
27.02.18 - 04.03.18
The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY, UK
Latitude, Henham Park, Southwold
07.08.18 - 10.08.18 - Dutch premiere
Verkadefabriek, Boschdijkstraat 45, 5211 VD 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth BH1 2BU, UK
02.10.18 - Audio described show
Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford M50 3AZ, UK
Déda Derby, DE1 3GU
07.10.18 - Audio described & BSL interpreted show
Gulbenkian, Canterbury CT2 7NB, UK
Newton-le-Willows Village Hall, Newton-le-Willows, Bedale DL8 1SP, UK
Brigham Memorial Hall, High Brigham, Brigham, Cockermouth CA13 0TJ, UK
Amble Parish Hall, Dovecote Street, Amble, Morpeth NE65 0DX, UK
Bath Spa Live, Bath Spa University, Bath BA2 9BN, UK
Parracombe Village Hall, Parracombe, Barnstaple EX31 4RJ, UK
Tolmen Centre, Fore Street, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AA, UK
01.11.18 - 02.11.18 - BSL interpreted show on 1 Nov
The Northwall, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN, UK
Williams Hall, Dark Lane, Stoke Saint Gregory, Taunton TA3 6EH, UK
Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall, Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough SN8 3UH, UK
07.11.18 - 08.11.18 - BSL interpreted show on 7 Nov
09.11.18 - Audio described show
LEAP 2018 at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool L6 1HP, UK
Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, 98 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4BH
Terry O'Toole Theatre, North Hykeham, Lincolnshire LN6 9AX
Crich Glebe Field Centre, Glebe Field Close, Crich, Matlock DE4 5EU, UK
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF
Blackpool Grand, 33 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HT
Letterston Memorial Hall, Station Rd, Letterston, Haverfordwest SA62 5RY
Small World Theatre, Bath-House Road, Cardigan, UK
Strike A Light, Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1NS
SpArC Theatre, Brampton Road, Bishop's Castle
Halstock Village Hall, Leigh Lane, Halstock, Yeovil
DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW
The Core, Wortwell, Tunbeck Close, Harleston IP20, UK
DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
The Quarterhouse, Quarterhouse Mill Bay, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1BN
05.04.19 - 06.04.19
Wigan Arts Festival, The Old Courts, Wigan WN1 1NA
13.04.19 - 14.04.19
Linbury Theare, Royal Opera House, Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, UK
Jabberwocky Market, Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall School, Darlington, DL1 5PA
Looping the Loop Festival, Theatre Royal Margate, CT9 1PW
Lyrici Arts Festival, Brook Theatre, Chatham ME4 4SE
09.05.19 - 10.05.19
Platform8 Festival, Stanground Sports Centre, Stanground College, Peterborough PE7 3BY
18.06.19 - 22.06.19
The Place, 17 Duke's Road London WC1H 9PY UK
17.08.19 - 18.08.19
Jevington Hay Barn, Jevington Hay Barn, Jevington Place Jevington Polegate BN26 5QB
21.08.19 - 25.08.19 - Edinburgh Festival
Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, UK
Theatre Orchard, Theatre Orchard, The Grand Pier, Regency Suite, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1AL
Brimpsfield Village Hall, Brimpsfield Village Hall, 7 Knapp Cottages, Brimpsfield, Gloucester GL4 8LD
Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5RJ
Colston Bassett Village Hall, Colston Bassett Village Hall, School Lane, Colston Bassett, NG12 3FD
The Peel Centre, The Peel Centre High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PX
05.11.19 - 09.11.19
Wiltons Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London, UK
Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB, UK
Arts Depot, 5 Nether St, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS, UK
Luton Library Theatre, Luton Central Library, Luton LU1 2NG, UK
Arts at The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ, UK
The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury OX16 2PA, UK
Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham GU9 7QR, UK