New Production of Romeo and Juliet to Tour U.K. for Nine Weeks; Casting Announced

News   New Production of Romeo and Juliet to Tour U.K. for Nine Weeks; Casting Announced
 
A new touring production of Romeo and Juliet, co-produced by Headlong Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and the Nuffield Southampton, will launch a nine-week U.K. tour, beginning performances Feb. 2, 2012, at Southampton's Nuffield Theatre before traveling to Guildford, Salisbury, Cambridge, Nottingham and Hull.

Robert Icke will direct a cast led by young actors Daniel Boyd (son of RSC artistic director Michael Boyd) and Catrin Stewart in the title roles. Boyd will be seen in Rupert Goold's forthcoming film version of "Richard II." Stewart was seen in Buried Child at Leicester's Curve and The Lady from the Sea at Manchester's Royal Exchange. According to press materials, Shakespeare’s great tragedy of family feuds and forbidden love will be given a "fresh spin in this modern and theatrically inventive production." All three producing companies share a commitment to reinventing and revitalising classic texts.  Under the mentorship of Rupert Goold with Patrick Sandford, Headlong and The Nuffield have presented previous co-productions by young and emerging directors including Natalie Abrahami's A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Simon Godwin's The Winter's Tale.  They now newly join forces with Nottingham Playhouse.

Director Robert Icke is associate director at Headlong, who most recently worked alongside Headlong's artistic director Rupert Goold in conceiving and developing Decade at St. Katharine Docks.  This production is produced in association with Hull Truck Theatre.

For further information on the tour and full dates, visit www.headlongtheatre.co.uk.

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