Dates and times for Juliet and Romeo
Wednesday 6th February 2019
Juliet and Romeo
Juliet and Romeo is a humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity
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 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. Juliet and Romeo 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.
What the critics say
Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy.The Guardian
Squirmingly funny and no less heartbreaking.The Times
Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour.The Stage