"Romeo & Juliet" Acrobatic staging from 12 Nov 2004 at Playhouse Theatre

"Romeo & Juliet" Acrobatic staging from 12 Nov 2004 at Playhouse Theatre

The Artbox / Vesturport and The Young Vic’s acrobatic production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet adapted by Gisli Orn Gardarson, Tanya Ronder and Hallgrimur Helgason, will open at the Playhouse Theatre 18 Nov 2004, following previews from 12 Nov, and booking to 5 March 2005.

This is the same show which had a run at the Young Vic Theatre in October 2003.

It is directed by Gisli Orn Gardarson, designed by Borkur Jonsson, lighting by Tim Mitchell, choreography by Katrin Hall, costumes by Thorunn E. Sveinsdottir and sound by Karl Olgeirsson. It is produced by Artbox, Ambassador Theatre Group, Maidstone Productions, Robert Bartner and Gotti Sigurdarson.

The cast includes: Gisli Orn Gardarson (Romeo), Nina Dogg Filippusdottir (Juliet ), Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Mercutio), Olafur Darri Olafsson, Vikingur Kristjansson, Margret Vilhjalmsdottir, Erlendur Eiriksson, Arni Petur Guajonsson

VESTURPORT is a young theatre company from Iceland who combine hair-raising aerobatics and split-second circus skills to create a theatrical event.

Inspired by the world of circus performance, this production explores the devotion of the two young lovers using stunning aerial and acrobatic choreography. Passionate and dangerous, wrapped in silk, this is a high-octane, part-romantic, part clowning, encounter between Shakespeare's 'star-cross'd lovers'.

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