What a fantastic performance, Shakespeare would have been proud. The first full production in our new theatre was an almost three hour long version of Romeo and Juliet, the famous romantic tragedy of head strong adolescence, love, and death. Shakespeare is often difficult to perform, but our students did a sterling job. (never mind the fact that for many of them English is their second or even third language, let alone Shakespearean English.)
Our theatre has a very large stage that they managed to full to use to full effect. For two evenings they respectably filled a 680 seat theatre, with some space for comfort. The characterizations were convincing and enjoyably comic, in particular nurse and Mercutio. The fight scenes were well rehearsed and they even used a short ballet piece to represent Romeo and Juliet’s first night together.
Overall almost a quarter of the students in the secondary school were involved in one way or another. (front stage, back stage, tickets, ushers et al) and they deserve a big congratulations on a job well done.