19:00, Tue 2nd – Sat 6th December 2014 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 8
“Civil hands make civil blood unclean”
It’s 2014. There’s a new pill on the streets. Ask the Friar. Mercutio wants to try it. Juliet’s Bethnal Green BBQ - Rosalind and 3 other friends attending. What lady is that? She speaks.
The Friar, a drug dealer, commands authority from the periphery. Rosalind’s seduction remains a lingering and accessible temptation. Paris has sweet hopes for his relationship status. Mercutio lives in half-hour highs and wants his mate back.
This exciting new adaptation of a classic tragedy returns to Cambridge after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
With the warring families abolished, the star-crossed pair are left to impose their own obstacles if they want the thrill of forbidden love. No Montagues, no Capulets. Love sabotaged by modern whims.
Edfringereview.com - "A quick, bold and explosive play... Engaging and compelling. Stunningly executed" ✯✯✯✯ Varsity - "Matilda Wnek and Claudia Grigg-Edo’s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, embraces all that is great about the Fringe."