Lost Dog: Juliet & Romeo
With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet reveals the real 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.
Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.
Directed by Olivier Award nominated Ben Duke, Juliet & Romeo takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.
Venue: Studio Theatre
"Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy" ★★★★★ The Guardian (read the full review)
"Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour" ★★★★★ The Stage
"Insightful, funny and rich. Smoulders with equal parts lust and loathing" ★★★★ Time Out
"Squirmingly funny and no less heartbreaking" ★★★★ The Times
"Glorious. Full of warmth and intimacy" ★★★★ The Independent (read the full review)
"Wonderful. Shakespeare’s lovers live on" ★★★★ The Observer
Warning: Some sexual references and swearing
Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins (no interval)
Latecomers may not be admitted.
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Lost Dog was formed in 2004 by Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer with the aim of creating work that is both theatre and dance. The company work with text, live music and movement and blend these elements to create work in which dance is framed by stories and characters.
“We began with an idea and we continue to wrestle with it, to say what needs to be said and dance the rest.”