A modern twist on a Shakespearian classic comes to Shrewsbury

With a blend of dance, theatre, and comedy the Lost Dog duet reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. This modern-day twist on the Shakespearian classic challenges our cultural obsession with the youth and our inevitable issues with longevity. The show has been touring nationally and internationally since 2018, and now with the support of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and Arts Alive, it comes to the Meole Brace Peace Memorial Hall on the 25th April.

In this updated version, the couple don’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grow up and live not so happily ever after. Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and 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 – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea. 

“It's not often you're doubled over with laughter and wiping away tears of sadness during the same show.” The Scotsman

“Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour” The Stage

“Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy” The Guardian

Juliet and Romeo will be performed at the Meole Brace Peace Memorial Hall at 7:30pm on Saturday 25th April. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £8 for children, recommended for ages 13 and over. Tickets can be purchased by visiting artsalive.co.uk, calling 01743 235 384 or by visiting Meole Village Stores.

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