A reimagined version of Romeo and Juliet will play at Southwark Playhouse 12 January – 5 February 2022.
The cast will feature Samuel Tracy and Laura Lake-Adebisi as Romeo and Juliet, with Yinka Awoni, Joey Ellis, Amy Loughton and Fiona Skinner.
Set in 1981 London, a time of Margaret Thatcher, Skinheads, Brixton, The Specials, Unemployment, Madness, Rock Against Racism, Discos, Riots, Cabbies and The Selecter.
In a nation coming apart at the seams, two young people find love in adversity. But will they be strong enough to survive the age-old conflicts in their community?
Pared back to a thrilling 90 minutes, this will be an exciting, immersive and interactive production of Shakespeare’s classic play, featuring the music of The Specials, Madness and The Selecter, exploring a generation of young people empowered by music and culture.
Southwark Playhouse are also offering over 1,400 free tickets to primary and secondary schools for special matinee performances (Monday – Thursday at 1pm from Monday 17th January).