Rubbish Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet

Nationally renowned Merseyside troupe ‘Rubbish’ Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, in North-West tour 

Enemies. Balconies. Kissing. Sausage rolls!?! The all-male, all-silly, Rubbish Shakespeare Company present their new comic interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. Rubbish Shakespeare’s version adds a fresh comic twist to a beloved classic, to be enjoyed by anyone regardless of whether they like Shakespeare, or not. Expect an hour of multi-roling, unkempt wigs and the burliest Juliet yet. Ideal for the whole family.

After a ‘work in progress’ performance with the Everyman Playhouse (in their Ev1 studio) and three packed out previews at Light Night in the Discover Space of the Library, Rubbish Shakespeare have some big plans. They are embarking on a tour of the North West with Romeo and Juliet, ending with a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the highly prestigious Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Above).

“Unique and vibrant” Express

At a time when accessibility to the arts is constantly in the headlines, the Rubbish Shakespeare Company have reworked Romeo and Juliet for a wide family audience, whilst still exploring the complexities of Shakespeare’s most famous love story. Lee, Artistic Director says; “Sometimes Shakespeare can seem overly academic and dry, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Our mission statement is Shakespeare for All, and our performances will engage all ages and unlock the fantastic world of the bard. Get them hooked young!”

“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east and Juliet is WELL FIT!”

A raucous comedy starring Lee Hithersay, Alex MacDonald, Clement Studholme and Alex Ferguson. Marvel as these four play sixteen characters between them, frantically swap wigs, hats and accents, and try to keep in character. Dramaturgy by Rio Matchett (directing credits include Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone).

Alton Towers or Rubbish Shakespeare Company? I’d choose the Rubbish Shakespeare Company” Frodsham C of E

Lee, Alex, Alex and Clem are the nationally renowned Rubbish Shakespeare Company, touring schools UK-wide, and whose previous work with the ‘real’ RSC has received national attention.

The one thing they’re NOT is rubbish.” St Augustine’s High School

Tour Schedule

Saturday, 23rd of June- Liverpool Central Library – 14:00 – tickets on sale here
Saturday, 30th of June – Birkenhead Priory – 15:00 – tickets on sale here
Friday, 13th of July – Salford Arts Theatre, GM Fringe Festival – 18:00 – tickets on sale here
Saturday 14th of July – The Gregson, Lancaster – 13:00 and 14:30 – tickets on sale here
Sunday 22nd of July – Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Fringe Festival – 16:00 – tickets on sale here

Prices

Child: £6.50
Adult: £8.50

Tickets and the tour schedule for this Shakespearean extravaganza can be found via this link

Tom Chivers

The Founder of How To Do Theatre, Tom is heavily involved in all aspects of this online theatre magazine and wants to help create a fantastic resource for everyone who may need it. He is also a graduate of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Young Writers course so when not writing for this website he is off scribbling plays of his own.