Shakespeare’s age-old tale of forbidden love gets a brand new makeover by emerging theatre company Unmasked Theatre. Be sure to catch the show when it visits Brighton’s Rialto Theatre on 24 Feb.
‘Milan, 1910. Two ideas are growing rapidly, both worlds apart and irreconcilable to each other. Violence sweeps the streets of a changing city. On one side the capitalists join forces with the Catholic Church, presided over by Cardinal Capulet. On the other, the angry communists, funded by the great Montague family, grow ever more powerful. Violence is inevitable, love is fleeting.’
‘Romeo and Juliet’ will begin its run at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley on 17, 22 and 23 Feb 2016, before continuing to The Rialto Theatre, Brighton on the 24 Feb and The Hub Theatre, Haywards Heath on the 9 March. The new show is directed and Adapted by Pip O’Neill and Luke Ofield (The Great Gatsby, The Trojan Women, Antony and Cleopatra)
Unmasked Theatre are an emerging, community theatre company based in Kent and West Sussex, with a focus on modernised stage adaptations of classical literature. They are committed to creating accessible, high-quality cultural theatre by providing enriching audience experiences, alongside offering opportunities for talented young artists, by providing a platform for them to develop, excel and thrive.
Romeo and Juliet comes to Brighton’s Rialto Theatre on 24 Feb at 8pm. Tickets are £8 conc/£10 and can be bought here – www.rialtotheatre.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-events/romeo-and-juliet