Romeo and Juliet - fast and furious

ROMEO AND Juliet, Shakespeare’s “star crossed lovers” whose families are embroiled in a vicious feud in Verona, is coming to Galway, but this production promises something a bit different.

Forestburgh Performing Arts Centre from New York, in conjunction with Limerick’s Bottom Dog Theatre, will present Romeo and Juliet at the Nuns Island Theatre, on Monday January 24 at 8pm.

However this is Romeo and Juliet, fast and furious, as the play is being presented in a condensed, 80 minute form, with six actors playing multiple roles.

The production has been infused with an edgy, emo-style, roughness softened by Elizabethan touches and some of the play’s famous soliloquies set to punk music by Kyle Norris. Costumer David Withrow has given the characters’ dress and appearance a hip slant.

Tickets are €12/10 and available at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street. For more information contact 091 - 565886 or see



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