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WHAT’S ON MARCH: RSC’s Romeo and Juliet at Theatre Royal, Glasgow

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2019 tour Romeo and Juliet will run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow next year as part of a UK tour. Tickets are on sale to ATG Theatre Card holders on Tuesday 4 September on go on general sale on Friday 7 September 2018.

The critically acclaimed production will take to the road after its current season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where it runs until September 2018, and performances at the Barbican in London November 2018-January 2019.

Two groups of four young people from the local area will share the role of the Chorus with the professional cast.

Directed by RSC Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman, the production features Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick in the roles of Romeo and Juliet.

Erica Whyman said: “In 2016 we toured my production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream around the UK, which involved local amateur groups and school children working alongside our professional cast. I know from first-hand experience the effect this had on those who took part and those who saw the show. It’s therefore a great delight to me to be taking another of my productions, this time Romeo and Juliet, out on the road in 2019.”

Bally Gill’s previous credits for the RSC include Coriolanus, Salome, Vice Versa, Always Orange and Fall of the Kingdom. His other credits include The Island Nation (Arcola Theatre), A Local Boy (The Arts Theatre), Dinner with Saddam (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Bureau of Lost Things (Theatre 503) and NW (BBC/Mammoth Screen).

Karen Fishwick makes her RSC debut. She most recently appeared in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (National Theatre of Scotland/Live Theatre). Her other credits include Glasgow Girls (NTS/Citizens), Hansel and Gretel (Citizens Theatre), The Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Christmas Carol (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Badults (BBC Three), James Kirk’s Comedy Blaps, The Illuminati (The Comedy Unit) and Tides and Telegrams (for The Winter Tradition).

Charlotte Josephine, known for her writing as well as acting, plays Mercutio. Charlotte’s hit plays include the award-winning Bitch Boxer and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out Blush. Her acting credits beyond her own work include being part of the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre Company and Phyllida Lloyd’s Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse.

Ishia Bennison plays the Nurse. Ishia’s previous RSC work includes: A Mad World My Masters, Candide, A New Way To Please You, Sejanus: His Fall, Speaking Like Magpies, Cymbeline and Measure for Measure. Her extensive on-screen credits include Happy Valley, New Tricks, Last Tango in Halifax, Much Ado About Nothing and King David with Richard Gere.

Playing Tybalt is Raphael Sowole, whose credits include Simon Stephens‘ adaptation of The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith), Pygmalion (Headlong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nuffield) and Black Theatre Live’s touring production of Hamlet.

The cast also includes: Afolabi Alli (Paris); Donna Banya (Gregory); Stevie Basaula (Sampson); Katy Brittain (Friar John/Apothecary); Raif Clarke (Peter); Beth Cordingly (Escalus); Paul Dodds (Montague); Josh Finan (Benvolio); Andrew French (Friar Laurence); Mariam Haque (Lady Capulet); Michael Hodgson (Capulet); John Macaulay (Cousin Capulet); Tom Padley (Balthasar); Sakuntala Ramanee (Lady Montague) and Nima Taleghani (Abraham).

The production is designed by Tom Piper with lighting by Charles Balfour and sound by Jeremy Dunn. Music is by Sophie Cotton and movement by Ayse Tashkiran.

WHAT’S ON JULY: Open Air Shakespeare at Bothwell Castle & Chatelherault Country Park

Folksy Theatre bring their outdoor Shakespeare to Bothwell Castle this summer.

Join the Prince Of Denmark as he battles his inner demons and seeks to avenge his late father.

This production will be filled with live folk music and colourful characters in an apt Victorian setting – it promises to be Hamlet as you’ve never seen it before.

Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs to enjoy this wonderful open-air production.

BOTHWELL CASTLE Saturday 18th July – Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1409842

CHATELHERAULT COUNTY PARK – Sunday 19th – Monday 20th July  –http://www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/SLLC/news/article/1513/open_air_production_-_hamlet

Licensed bar and barbecue available from doors opening.

Premier Showing
Sunday 19th July
Doors open 7:30pm – Play starts 8:30pm
Reserved table area:
£24.95 Early bird £21.95
Tiered seating area:
£21.95 Early Bird £19.95
All tickets include free Barbecue and salad
(All tickets as priced. There are no children priced tickets for this showing)

Family Showing
Monday 20th July
Doors open 7:00pm – Play starts 8:00pm
Reserved tabled area:
£24.95 Early bird £21.95 Children £9.95
Tiered seating area:
£21.95 Early Bird £19.95 Children £9.95
All tickets include free Barbecue and salad

Children’s actors workshop
Monday 20th July “Play in a day”
Chatelherault Visitor centre 10:00am to 5:00pm
Includes children’s play in a day live performance at 6:45pm
With the chance to appear in that evening’s main production.
£10 includes lunch and entry to the main performance with a paying adult.
Limited ACE places available.

To book and for further information Tel 01698 426213 10:00am to 4:00pm

Date: 19-20 Jul 2015

Time: 7:30pm for 8:30pm start 19 Jul, 7:00pm for 8:00pm start 20 Jul, Children’s workshop 10:00am 20 Jul

Cost: Children £9.95 Adult from £19.95-£24.95

Venue: Chatelherault Country Park