Two nuclear style bombs hang over the stage of Shakespeare's Globe adding a sense of fatalistic explosion to the story we all know and have seen dozens of times. The tragedy itself has proved it is pretty immune to directorial intervention, from modern dressed productions to those set in fractured communities around the world. Much of the effort of the story telling is removed as it's assumed... Read more
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Daniel Kramer, Artistic Director of English National Opera, brings Shakespeare’s timeless ritual of love and death to the Globe stage in a vibrant, volatile production. His wild and energetic take on Romeo and Juliet explodes in a modern twist on Shakespeare’s classic story. Witness the grotesque glamourisation of violence, the silence of death.
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In Verona, violence rules. Two families bear an ancient grudge, and rage flares between them. In a world where greed, wealth and bitter feuds prevail, two disenchanted children dare to choose love. Two households. Two children. One love. One fate.