Vesturport's "Romeo and Juliet" to close 9 Jan 2005

Vesturport's "Romeo and Juliet" to close 9 Jan 2005

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, has posted early closing notices at the Playhouse Theatre .

The last performance will be on Sunday 9 Jan 2005. The show, which opened 18 Nov 2004, following previews from 12 Nov, was originally booking to 5 Mar 2005 (As previously announced The RSC will take over The Playhouse from 21 Jan for two months with their Spanish Golden Age plays)

Vesturport's Romeo and Juliet 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.

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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