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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

An Táin’s Company in Residence, Quintessence Theatre, turn to a world divided, where violent delights have violent ends…

PERFORMANCES:
11am 27TH -30TH November, & 8pm 30th November
An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
In fair Verona the Montagues and Capulets exist in perpetual violent opposition. Brawls abound and blood spills in a macho urban world defined by conflict. But as gang feuds rage, love blossoms: at first glimpse Romeo and Juliet fall desperately and wholly for each other, with tragic consequences…
Stylised, expressionistic, and bursting with an energy that embodies the youthful frenzied passion that made this text so iconic Quintessence Theatre use their slick, innovative physical ensemble story-telling techniques to tackle the greatest love story ever told. Relocating the world’s most famous lovers to late 90’s Louth and lives defined by opposition, plagued by historical conflict, and intertwined with toxic masculinity, Quintessence lift the Bard’s poetry from page to stage in gritty, moving and vivid detail.
Performed by a talented multi-roling company and directed by Anna Simpson, a Creative Associate of the Pleasance Theatre, and Practitioner with Shakespeare’s Globe, London.
CAST CREATIVES
Christopher Samuel Carroll Directed by Anna Simpson
Leah Rossiter Designed by Sarah June Mills
Scott Lyons Technical design by Anthony Quinn
Anthony Kinahan Fight Direction by Jay Cosgrave
Eve O’Mahony Produced by Paul Hayes
Fiona Keenan O’Brian
Arlene Morris
For Press Enquiries & tickets please contact:
Anthony Kinahan
0872379893
quintessencetheatreco@gmail.com