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.
"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
"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
'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
Alethea Steven - Rosaline
Rachel Voldman - Nurse
Lee White - Brother Lawrence
Philippa Tatham - Mother
Tony Harris / - Father
John Gregor - Brother John
Felicity Jolly - Rosaline
Amanda Reed - Nurse
Richard Stirling - Brother Lawrence
Ruth Redman - Mother
Richard Stirling - Father
Tim Thomas - Brother John