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About the event

“I genuinely thought I could end the trouble once and for all. But I got in too deep. And it all ended badly. I am the Friar. God forgive me.”

A troubled Friar rushes us through the mutinous streets of Verona, plunging us into a community torn apart by prejudice, conflict and violent crime.

Gripping story-telling, live music and striking visual effects take young audiences on a heart-wrenching journey as they follow Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers towards their tragic end.

Narrated in modern English by the Friar, this is an unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare and his devastating love story.


Contender Charlie and China Plate present

Romeo and Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring

By William Shakespeare

Adapted by Nick Walker

Made for 9 – 13 year olds, by the team behind Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood.


Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Z-arts, Oxford Playhouse and The Core at Corby Cube. Supported by The Albany.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Backstage Trust.

Schools Only Performances:

  • Tuesday at 10am and 1.15pm
  • Wednesday at 10am and 1.15pm
  • Thursday at 10am and 1.15pm
  • Friday at 10am and 1.15pm

Public Performances:

  • Saturday at 11am and 2.15pm

Schools performances, workshops, CPD and online resources are also available for KS2 & KS3 (Years 5 to 8). For further info contact or 07514969049.


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