Romeo and Juliet (2008): Northern Broadsides
PrRomeo and Juliet (2008)
CAST INCLUDED: Benedict Fogarty (Romeo); Sue McCormick (Nurse); Chris Pearse (Tybalt); Sarah Ridgeway (Juliet); Peter Toon (Mercutio).
Information taken from Theatre Record; may be incomplete. This was a touring production.
"Director Barrie Rutter has written an article in the programme eulogising the memory of his father's clogs. But is that a reason to shoehorn them into everything the company does? It is less than half an hour before the clogs come out here for the Capulets' ball, presented as a Dixieland hoedown with sparkly flapper costumes; the confusion of styles and influences rather sums up the production. The one consistent element is the emphasis on the northern voice - originally the company's unique selling point, though it increasingly seems an excuse for some incredibly coarse acting." ~ Alfrid Hickling, The Guardian, 28 March 2008, in Theatre Record 2008, Issue 7