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Lost Dog return with the critically acclaimed Juliet and Romeo.
The show reveals the true 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. 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.
Duration: 80 mins (no interval)
"wryly subversive and sexy dance-theatre piece" - ★★★★★ The Guardian
"expertly crafted" - ★★★★★ The Stage
"A glorious mix of speech, dance and comedy." - ★★★★ Independent
"a beautiful and utterly involving show: insightful, funny and rich." - ★★★★ Time Out
"Very funny, entertaining, and well performed" - ★★★★ Everything Theatre
SAT 22 JUN
This performance will be BSL interpreted by Clare Edwards.
WED 19 JUN: Free post-show talk
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.
SAT 22 JUN, 5.30pm: In Conversation with Ben Duke
Join us in the theatre for a pre-show conversation event with Lost Dog's award-winning Artistic Director Ben Duke.
Price: £5 or £2.50 if booked with a ticket for the show that evening in the same transaction. Book here.
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Conceived & directed by: Ben Duke
Devised & performed by: Solène Weinachter
Artistic collaborators: Raquel Meseguer & Pippa Duke
Lighting design: Jackie Shemesh
Set & costume design: James Perkins
Juliet & Romeo is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts and development time supported by Oval House through FiRST BiTES. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist. Lost Dog is supported by Farnham Maltings.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Summer Season 2019