The Tragedy of Romeo and Rosaline

Shakespeare’s famous love story from the point of view of the girl Romeo loves at first, ‘the fair Rosaline', whom we never get to meet.

 

In a series of scenes parallel with Shakespeare’s play, Rosaline accepts him and is seen trying to piece together the significance of his silence, his murder of Tybalt and his exile.

 

This is the story of someone who thinks she is the main character, only to find out that isn’t really in the play at all.

 

Short-listed for Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe 2014. Transferred to The Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham, 2015, directed by Matthew Gould. 

'An ingenious exploration of another world beyond the passion and the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet...A spirited production, the acting is magnificent, the music is accomplished.'

 

RICHARD WHITE, ONLINE REVIEW, 30/01/15

"Humorous and cleverly written. Great performances all round. It goes to show that you don’t have to go to the West End to see a quality show."

 

AUDIENCE REVIEW, FEBRUARY 2015

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Cast 2014:

 

Alethea Steven      -   Rosaline 

 

Rachel Voldman    -   Nurse

 

Lee White             -   Brother Lawrence

 

Philippa Tatham    -   Mother

 

Tony Harris /         - Father

 

Bragi Arnasson                            

 

John Gregor            -   Brother John

"There is not a slack moment in any of this and you feel that Jennings has had the self-discipline to murder her darlings. She also has the courage to end on a moment of anti-climax…I doubt if there was a better new work in Brighton this year."

 

JEREMY MALIES, PLAYS INTERNATIONAL, LATE SUMMER 2013

 

"The theatre-goer is lured in by fun and intrigue, only to be hit suddenly with the full implications of has-been-ness"

 

ANDREW CUCACK, OREMUS MAGAZINE, MAY 2013

 

Cast 2015:

 

Felicity Jolly        -   Rosaline 

 

Amanda Reed     -   Nurse

 

Richard Stirling    -   Brother Lawrence

 

Ruth Redman      -   Mother

 

Richard Stirling     -   Father     

                    

Tim Thomas       -   Brother John

                             / Minstrel