Lost Dog's new show reveals the true story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn't die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after...well they lived at least.
Combining dance, theatre and comedy, this 21st century take on Shakespeare's classic is a humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity.
Lost Dog are an award winning dance theatre company headed by Artistic Director/Performer Ben Duke.
Press quotes for Juliet and Romeo - A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage
"wryly subversive and sexy dance-theatre piece" - The Guardian ★★★★★
"expertly crafted" - The Stage ★★★★★
"he [Duke] and Weinachter are wonderful together, his uneasy blokeishness and lashing passive aggression perfectly complementing her frayed romanticism." - The Observer ★★★★
"a beautiful and utterly involving show: insightful, funny and rich." - Time Out ★★★★
"Very funny, entertaining, and well performed" - Everything Theatre ★★★★
Conceived and directed by Ben Duke
Devised and performed by Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter
Artistic Collaborator: Raquel Meseguer
Juliet and Romeo will also run at Battersea Arts Centre 14 - 24 Feb, to book tickets visit bac.org.uk
Juliet and Romeo – A Guide to Long Life & Happy Marriage is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place, and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.
Wed 28 Feb: Audio Described performance
PARENT & BABY MATINEE
Thu 1 Mar, 11am
We understand it can be difficult for a parent to come out in the evening so we've programmed a performance earlier in the day. You can come with or without your child. Please bear in mind that this is not a children's show and it does contain adult themes. Complimentary tea and coffee from 10.30am. Stay after the show for a relaxing afternoon with your baby in our theatre bar.
£12.50 (FREE for babies)
FOR THE CURIOUS
Tue 27 Feb: Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.
Fri 2 Mar: The Place Late. Start your weekend with live music and speciality drinks after the show until midnight.
Venue: at The Place