Juliet and Romeo

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by Lost Dog

Selected dates on tour with house from 20 March 2020

With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet.  It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least.

Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love.  They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.

Directed by Olivier Award-nominated Ben Duke, Juliet & Romeo takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

‘The work is pure pleasure as Duke and his partner, Solène Weinachter, dance and talk their way through a blissfully wry, subverted version of Romeo and Juliet.’  Judith Mackrell (The Guardian)

★★★★★ ‘Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour’ (The Stage)

★★★★ ‘Glorious. Full of warmth and intimacy’ (The Independent)

Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo- A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage by Lost Dog @ Battersea Arts Centre. Conceived and directed by Ben Duke (Opening 14-02-18) ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Tristram Kenton. (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.comBen Duke and Solene Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo- A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage by Lost Dog @ Battersea Arts Centre. Conceived and directed by Ben Duke (Opening 14-02-18) ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Tristram Kenton. (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com
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Running time: approximately 80 minutes. There is no interval
Age recommendation: 13+
Promotional photo by: Zoe Manders
Production photos (Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo, 2018 ROH) by: Tristram Kenton.

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Juliet and Romeo is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place, and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts with development time supported by Oval House through FiRST BiTES. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist. Lost Dog is supported by Farnham Maltings.

house is presenting a number of dates on a wider UK tour. house is delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England

Full tour details at Lost Dog Dance

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
20/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.50pm Norwich Playhouse Book here
21/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.50pm artsdepot Book here
24/03/2020 7.45pm - 9.05pm Hertford Theatre Book here
25/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.50pm Luton Library Theatre Book here
27/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.50pm Old Fire Station, Oxford Book here
28/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.50pm The Mill Arts Centre Book here
31/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.50pm Farnham Maltings