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Youth Theatre Online: Romeo & Juliet

Whilst our youth theatre workshops are suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are sharing weekly updates with theatre related online resources for our youth theatre. We’ve added the newsletter here in case it’s helpful for others too!

Week 9: 18/05/2020

Romeo & Juliet: this week’s play screening

Shakespeare’s most tragic love story is revived in this modern interpretation by the Royal Shakespeare Company where two star-crossed lovers risk everything to be together. Captured live in Stratford-upon-Avon, Erica Whyman’s lively reimagining focuses on the pains of adolescence and stars Charlotte Josephine as the bold Mercutio.

p.s. one of our trustees is an actor in this show. If you have any questions about the production I can pass them on!

Inspirational online resources

  • Only a few days left to watch Complicite’s The Encounter – a unique online theatrical experience for which you will need headphones to watch
  • A performance of The Sea Wall with Andrew Scott is showing free on You Tube
  • The Bush Theatre have 10 minute theatre masterclasses on Instagram Live – check out their page
  • The National Theatre are screening a different play every Thursday. This week is Barber Shop Chronicles, a never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play, about the places where banter is barbed, and the truth is telling – plus there is an interview with the writer on Radio 4’s front row program that can be accessed on BBC Sounds.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber is sharing his musicals online with The Show Must Go On – one every Friday for 48 hours

Looking forward to sharing more theatre resources next week and catching up on our online chat at 3.30pm. What did everyone think of Beautiful Thing?

Very best wishes,

Ruth, Matt and Matty 🙂

This news item was posted on 19 May 2020.


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