Juliet and Romeo

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,


28 Apr, 7:30pm
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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 are 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, directed by Olivier Award nominated Ben Duke, takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.


Age Recommendation: 13+



Juliet and 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 and development time supported by Oval House through FiRST BiTES. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.



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Running Time 75 mins

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1894 Club | SILVER

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1894 Club | GOLD

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Cast and Creatives

Solène Weinachter (Performer Deviser)

Solène's dance journey started on her kitchen floor and took her to The Place in London where she graduated with a BA(hons) and an MA in contemporary dance and performance. From 2007 to 2012 she danced with Scottish Dance Theatre where she first worked with Ben Duke in The Life and Times of Girl A. Solène joined Lost Dog as a freelance dancer in 2012. She has also worked with Gecko, Troubleyn and is currently dancing with Vera Tussing and Joan Cleville Dance.

Kip Johnson (Performer)

After graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2009, Kip has gone onto perform with mainly dance theatre companies such as Protein dance, Vincent dance theatre, Gecko, Ultima Vez and Fevered Sleep In 2015 Kip travelled the U.K for a year in a Motorhome, volunteering on farms and in communities. Since then he has been trying to find ways of bringing dance and nature together. He moved to Bristol in 2016 to start making work, interested in the human relationship to nature and the intersection between human and natural processes.

James Perkins (Set & Costume Designer)

James’ Theatre credits include The Secret Seven (Storyhouse, Chester); Of Kith and Kin (Sheffield Crucible, Bush Theatre); Sweet Charity; Little Shop of Horrors (Royal Exchange); The March on Russia; German Skerries (Orange Tree Theatre); Jess and Joe Forever (Orange Tree Theatre, Traverse Theatre); Dinosaur World (UK Tour); While We’re Here (Up In Arms, UK Tour); Hysteria (London Classic Theatre, UK Tour); Skylight (Theatr Clwyd); Pilgrims (Hightide, Clwyd Theatr Cmyru, Yard Theatre); The Last Five Years (New Wolsey Theatre); The Gathered Leaves (Park Theatre); Ciphers (Bush Theatre/Out Of Joint); Girl in the Yellow Dress (Salisbury Playhouse); Microcosm (Soho Theatre); The Fantasist’s Waltz (York Theatre Royal); Stockwell (Tricycle Theatre); The Marriage of Figaro (Wilton’s Music Hall); The Hotel Plays (Grange Hotel); Pirates, Pinafore (Buxton Opera House); Matters of Life and Death (Contemporary Dance UK Tour); Iolanthe; The Way Through The Woods (Pleasance Theatre, London); The Faerie Queen (Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells); The Wonder (BAC).

Jackie Shemesh (Lighting Designer

Jackie Shemesh designs lighting for dance, theatre and visual art. He has collaborated with Ben Duke and Lost Dog for more than a decade, designing most of their works. He has worked with dance organisations such as the Batsheva Ensemble, Rambert, Ballet Boys, Scottish Dance Theatre, Dorky Park (Berlin), National Welsh Dance, Candoco and Protein. Other choreographers include Stephanie Schober, Jamila Johnson-Small, Eva Recacha, Nigel Charnock, Hetain Patel, Arthur Pita, Alexander Whitley and more. Theatre credits: Ramayana (Lyric Hammersmith); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Peepolykus and Neal Street Productions); Vanya and Mary Stuart (Rob Icke for Almeida Theatre); As You Like It, The Return of Ulysses and What we did to Weinstein (Tim Supple); The Penal Colony, Man and Oh My Sweet Land (Young Vic Theatre); Islands and The Beloved (Bush Theatre).