“This town is coming like a ghost town. Why must the youth fight against themselves?”
1981. Margaret Thatcher. Skinheads. Brixton. The Specials. Unemployment. Barbers. Madness. Rock Against Racism. Discos. Riots. Cabbies. The Selecter. This town is coming like a Ghost Town.
In a nation coming apart at the seams, two young people find love in adversity. But will they be strong enough to survive the age old-conflicts in their community?
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale is set to some of the greatest sounds this country has ever created, exploring a generation of young people empowered by music and culture.
This production of Romeo and Juliet is also part of our Shakespeare for Schools project, which will see over 2,000 local young people see the production for free at special matinee performances.
Projection Photography (Brixton Riots)
David Hoffman (website)
Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG
Assistant Stage Manager
Laura Lake Adebisi
Rehearsal Photos by Tom Chaplin