Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre
Watch our 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet available to stream free on Youtube (click the photo) from Monday 20 April until Sunday 3 May 2020.
Watch our 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet available to stream free on Youtube (click the photo) from Monday 20 April until Sunday 3 May 2020. The original performance took place at the Globe Theatre, London, in summer 2009.
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story.
Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence.