“Here is Romeo & Juliet told in technicolor words and movement: a death-defying, life-affirming, alchemical experiment re-shaping this iconic story of love and death into something far more ordinary.” – Ben Duke, Artistic Director, Lost Dog
Lost Dog’s “Juliet & Romeo” reveals the real story of Shakespeare’s most revered couple. In this version, Romeo and Juliet didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding. They grew up and lived happily ever after. Well, they lived at least.
Now Romeo and Juliet 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 are 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 in front of a live audience – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.
Directed by Olivier Award-nominated Ben Duke, “Juliet & Romeo” takes on our obsession with youth and the inevitable issues with romantic longevity. “Juliet & Romeo” has toured throughout Europe and been presented at Adelaide International Arts Festival and Hong Kong International Arts Festival. It will receive its US Debut tour in January & February 2024 with performances hosted by Duke Arts and Stanford Live.
Watch “Juliet & Romeo” trailer here.
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