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Romeo and Juliet
Afterthought Theatre Shakespeare

As co-founders of Afterthought Theatre Shakespeare, Thomas Everchild and I are currently preparing a new production of Romeo and Juliet for October 13th as part of Shoreham Wordfest

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Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was one of his most popular works during his lifetime, and remains one of the world’s best-loved plays.

This timeless tale of star-crossed lovers comes to Autumn Wordfest in October in a family-friendly production by Afterthought Theatre, whose Edinburgh productions consistently collected four and five star reviews.

Directed by Thomas Everchild (who has written comedy for BBC radio and recently directed productions for Steaming Ltd, TBC Audio and Arts Council England)

Co-produced by Philippa Hammond (recently seen at Wordfest and Brighton Open Air Theatre as the Abbess in The Comedy of Errors)

Fight direction by Jack Kristiansen

Afterthought Theatre’s previous work includes:

Glimpse by Thomas Everchild: ‘Spellbinding and entertaining, heart rending and humorous’ ****
The Scotsman

Fanny Hill adapted by Thomas Everchild: ‘Hugely enjoyable’ **** The Scotsman

The Engagement by James Alexander Allen: ‘Love against unimaginable odds’ [Must See Show] Fringe Review

Our cast:

Our assembled company of actors’ Shakespearian credits include The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Macbeth.

Olivia Sewell as Juliet

John Black as Romeo

Tom Dussek as Capulet

Sophie Flack as Lady Capulet

Murray Simon as Montague / Paris

Jack Kristiansen as Mercutio

Philippa Hammond as Princess of Verona / Apothecary

Sophie Methuen Turner as Nurse

Robert Cohen as Friar Laurence / Tybalt

Owen Bleach as Benvolio

Produced and directed by Thomas Everchild
Fight direction by Jack Kristiansen