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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Romeo & Juliet @ Almeida Theatre...

Last Friday night Stuart and I went to see Romeo & Juliet at the Almeida Theatre in London's glitzy Islington.
Rebecca Frecknall’s new, energetic, kinetic, yet still romantic take on Shakespeare’s tragedy has great performances from both Toheeb Jimoh (him off of Ted Lasso) as Romeo and Isis Hainsworth (her off of Catherine Called Birdy) as Juliet.
Much of the text had been removed, there are dance sequences aplenty, and the famous 'Dance Of The Knights' from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet features heavily. Thankfully no Lord Sugar though.
Despite the deep cuts, and the flurry of bloody knife fights (chopping, cutting, slicing, and stabbing), the production does it to the meat of the action. Two bleeding hearts.
Worth a butchers.


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