Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Romeo and Julien

A Leytonstone school is set to challenge homophobic bullying with a reworking of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

Intended to combat the growing use of terms such as “gay” and “batty boy” as insults, Romeo and Julien will star two male actors, who fall in love but come from rival gangs.

It will be staged at the Cochrane Theatre, in Holborn, next Monday, as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival and the 30-minute abridgement of Shakespeare’s original text will focus mainly on the relationship between the two boys.

Find out more here.

Romeo and Julien
Monday 6 October
Cochrane Theatre
Southampton Row
London WC1B 4AP

Shakespeare Schools Festival

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