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The People's Romeo
On from 06 Oct 2010 till 16 Oct 2010
by Shakespeare & Pala Gaan
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £8 - £15.00

About: The People's Romeo

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s greatest tale of Romantic Love, is given an inventive reimagining in this new production of The People’s Romeo, by Tara arts, a company that has pioneered cross-cultural theatre for over three decades.

Blending Shakespeare’s text with Bengali poetry five talented performers take us through the greatest love story of our times. Sohini Alam sings beautifully while narrator, Dilu engages the audience with his flirtatious style and ability to transform himself into a range of characters, from the hero, Romeo, to Lady Capulet.

Leesa Gazi plays Juliet’s Nurse and mother at alternate moments, with Caitlin Thorburn as the wilful Juliet. Percussionist, Swagata Biswas, provides us with a live musical score, creating a range of atmosphere from romantic to fearful. The party scene is great fun while the marquee set created by Sophie Jump, evokes the glamour of the shamianas at Indian weddings. The production is lit by Howard Hudson.

The People’s Romeo is a dynamic cross-cultural performance made for our time that uses Pala Gaan, a popular Bengali folk theatre style that combines music, dance and storytelling to re-invent this classic of English theatre.

Pala Gaan was originally performed in the market squares of Bangladesh in the 16th century, at the same time that Shakespeare was staging his plays before London audiences at the Globe Theatre. It is an energetic and highly engaging style of performance designed to draw in the crowds and breathes new life into one of the world’s greatest love stories.
Mukul Ahmed’s directing credits include: Prints of Denmark (TARA Studio/ Edinburgh); The Girl and the Oil Pipeline; The Rape of Lucrece; Sonata; The Golden Age (Southbank Centre) and three short plays (Theatre 503).
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Tara Arts present:
The People’s Romeo
Directed by Mukul Ahmed
Wednesday 6 – Sat 16 October @ 7.45pm
Tickets: £12.50 (£10 conc.) Wed 6, Thurs 7, Wed 13, Thurs 14 October @ 7.45pm
Wed 13 October matinee 1.30pm Tickets: £8
Tickets: £15.00 (£12.50) Fri 8, Sat 9, Fri 15 & Sat 16 October @ 7.45pm


Director Mukul Ahmed may have taken several liberties with Shakespeare’s original but the important elements remain and his cast of five performers, including a percussionist and vocalist create an utterly absorbing piece of theatre The Stage

Both charming and moving, People's Romeo is a brave attempt to try something genuinely new and makes for a culturally enriching and entertaining two hours.

People’s Romeo is energetic and entertaining with moments that are exciting, moving, and humorous.
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