Thursday, 6 April 2017

We're delighted to announce that our version of Romeo and Juliet for schools at the University of Manchester has now sold out.

Romeo and Juliet © 1623Both performances of Star-Crossed Lovers on 20 and 21 April at the John Thaw Studio in the Martin Harris Centre have sold out with several weeks to go.

Charting the course of the central narrative - from Romeo and Juliet’s initial infatuation to their untimely demise - this fast-moving adaptation encapsulates all of the integral events between the young lovers in their tragic tale of passion and woe.

Jamie Brown, 1623 learning coordinator, said: "It's so exciting that the auditorium will be full of young people and their teachers as we bring our version of the play to life. We're buzzing at the thought of engaging the audience with Shakespeare's inspirational language and vivid characters and we really hope that they enjoy it.

"Experiencing Shakespeare live is the best way. Breathing the same air as the actors while watching their passionate performances in front of you is unbeatable."

Star-Crossed Lovers features just three actors: 1623 associate artists Shane Lynch as Romeo, Nathan Masterson as Shakespeare, and Grace Waugh Scott as Juliet.

The performances are accompanied by practical drama workshops to further explore the central themes and moments from the piece. These are subject to availability and limited to 30 participants per session.

For more information and for a free teachers' resource pack, call Emma Rayner at the Martin Harris Centre on 0161 275 8950 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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