Shakespeare, but not as you know it

Just Regional
Nov 22, 2013 2 mins read

Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet gets the comedy treatment in Broadland High School’s latest production.

Head of drama Lauren Clary has based her panto on the tragic love story, but in her version, fear not, nobody dies.

The drama department has been working hard rehearsing the show, which runs November 27-29 at 7pm in the main hall of the school. Tickets are £3 for adults and £2 for children.

This production will be the Y10 GCSE class’s first appearance on stage as a company, and for a few of them their first time ever on a stage.

The panto is set in 16th century Verona (though some of the characters aren’t quite sure whether they are there or actually in Wroxham).

The Capulet and the Montague families have been enemies for years. Romeo Montague lives a carefree life of fighting, drinking and larking around with his cousin Mercutio and his friend Benvolio. Romeo thinks he is in love with Rosaline, who loves him too but would never actually tell him! In an attempt to seduce her he attends a masked ball at the Capulet’s house, where he falls in love with Juliet. But Juliet’s father has promised her hand in marriage to Prince Paris! Despite this Romeo and Juliet attempt to marry at Friar Lawrence’s church. But many people are against this union and will try their very best to stop it!

Lauren said: “People who know the original play will hopefully forgive me the many liberties I have taken with it and enjoy themselves.”



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