Romeo and Juliet (2011)

by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by Valerie Braddell with Norman MacCallum

Design –  Claire Lyth
Props and set dressing and producer – Jung Eun Yoo
Lighting design –  Keith Davis
Photography and media styling – Chase Valentin
Choreography – Joana Manaças
Fight director – Lucian Craigie
Original Music – Maria Teresa Braddell
Stage manager – Rafaela Lacerda
Costumes – Elizabeth Day
Wardrobe assistant – Drew Murray
Set and props – Miguel Sá Fernandes
Hair and Make-up – Teresa Carvalho

CAST

LADY CAPULET – Antoinette Keogh
NURSE – Celia Williams
CAPULET GIRL / DANCER – Chrystine Robinson
BENVOLIO – Eduardo Ribeiro
JULIET – Elizabeth Bochmann
ROMEO – Ian Mendes
LADY MONTAGUE – Ingrid Callenbach
MERCUTIO – Lucian Craigie
LORD MONTAGUE / PETER – Jonathan Weightman
FRIAR LAURENCE – Keith Davis
BALTHASAR / MUSICIAN – Martim Guimarães
PARIS – Miguel Abrantes
TYBALT – Miguel Freire
NELL / APOTHECARY – Nichola Bailey
PRINCE – Norman MacCallum
CAPULET GIRL / DANCER – Rafaela Trigo
SISTER JOAN / SUSAN / DANCER – Sofia Reis
SAMSON – Tânia Ribeiro
PROLOGUE – Valerie Braddell
LORD CAPULET – Vuk Simic

SYNOPSIS

Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight and unexpectedly. If we don’t believe in this “miracle”, there is no tragedy. This timeless love story repeats itself in all societies. In this production the Capulets are traditional, educated and rich from a somewhat “Eastern”culture where the man is boss and women obey. The Montagues belong to a more liberated permissive “Western” society. Both families live in a war-torn desert, where transgression is punishable with death. But death also brings with it the triumph of love: reconciliation.