"The familiar lines are delivered beautifully... the comedy and tragedy get full value...This is an excellent production for teenagers put off by orchards and balconies or for those a little older who might be returning to Shakespeare after grinding through Macbeth in Year 10"
"Inspired...some of the most realistic fight scenes I have seen for a long time...this production of Romeo and Juliet really worked...my companion and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from the moment we entered and saw the highly impressive set, until the final curtain call"
"Compelling...it’s companies such as Immersion Theatre that you should really be paying attention to. They’re taking risks, they’re trying new things...it’s a long time since I’ve seen this play performed with such energy, passion, and meaning"
"Immersion Theatre has a fine record in finding new things to say about familiar texts...continually thoughtful and engaging...In the absence of traditional repertory theatre it is all the more important that productions such as this go on extensive tours to spread Shakespeare accessibly"
"...refreshing take on such a familiar text. The acting throughout is phenomenal...poignant"
“This is the funniest, freshest telling of an often tiredly told tale you’re likely to see for years…packs a mighty punch…Immersion provides a masterclass for theatre companies looking to update these classic stories for new audiences”
Our unflinching take on “Romeo and Juliet”, in which the action was transported to the 1984 miners’ strike, received a host of 5 and 4 star reviews and toured the UK October – November, 2015.
Selected venues include: Theatre Severn, Loughborough Town Hall and Broadway Theatre, Barking.
Immersion Theatre proudly presents their Autumn 2015 UK tour, an unforgettable adaptation of William Shakespeare’s iconic, Romeo & Juliet. Boldly relocating the action to 1980’s England and inspired by the brutality and solidarity of the miners’ strike, this tragic story of forbidden love and bitter rivalry is brought to life in a gritty, visceral and highly accessible spectacle infused with heart-break, danger and comedy perfect for both, the seasoned theatre-goer and budding literary enthusiast.
Director – James Tobias
Costume Designer – Rachel Cartlidge
Set Designer – Marco Turcich
LX Designer – Philip Jones
Fight Director – Matt Gardner
Movement Director – Jess Mack
Technical Manager – Philip Jones
Production Photography – Adam Trigg
Promotional Photography – Paul Aitchinson
CAST: CLIVE KEENE, SIMONE MURPHY, DAN DAWES, JAMES G. NUNN, ROCHELLE PARRY, ROSEANNA MORRIS, JAMES SANDERSON, HARRY ANTON