Romeo and Juliet

by William ShakespeareStudent Theatre at Glasgow, 2007

these violent delights have violent ends
and in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
which, as they kiss, consume.

Romeo and Juliet was a production I mounted with Student Theatre at Glasgow whilst studying at the University of Glasgow in 2007.

The production presented a radically edited version of Shakespeare's text, stripping back references to time and place and focusing on the personal drama and interplay between the characters.

The mise-en-scene reflected this focus, with the objective of making Shakespeare's story and poetry the centrepeice of the work, which also re-imagined the story's fights as exuberant sequences of contemporary dance, choreographed by NSCD graduate Zosia Dowmunt.

All photography is (c) Tom Coles.