WHAT IS IT? A modern-day production of Romeo and Juliet.
WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?
At Rugby Theatre for two more nights, until Saturday (May 19).
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT IT?
After months of preparation Rugby Theatre’s much anticipated production of Romeo and Juliet opened this week. This version is set against the gritty backdrop of a run-down English town where an economic downturn and a lack of jobs has led to tensions between the English and Polish communities.
In this unique adaptation, which stays faithful to the original, an English girl and Polish man, played by Michal Jurkowski (Romeo)and Philippa Cottle (Juliette), fall for each other.
This production has received attention from the Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC Radio 4 and Polish national radio.
With a part Polish and part English cast, this show is brought to life on Rugby Theatre’s stage. It forms part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages project and is an energetic modern day interpretation of this classic, told as you have never heard or seen it before.
School parties are welcome and reduced ticket prices are available for students.
HOW TO SEE IT
There are nightly performances at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 each (various discounts are available).
Tickets can be booked at Rugby Theatre Box Office on (01788) 541234 which opens between 12noon and 2pm and again from 7pm to 8pm on weekdays and from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday.