Romeo & Juliet
Monday May 31st 2021, 19:30BST
60 Hour Shakespeare® invites audiences across the globe to an open-air performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, featuring Shakespeare's Globe actor Colin Hurley, broadcast live from Caversham Court Gardens. All proceeds will go to the charity Daisy's Dream.
The cast and Assistant Director of Romeo and Juliet talk about how it feels to be back in actual productions, rehearsing the play in only 60 hours, and which Shakespearean character they all want to play
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume
― Friar Laurence, Romeo & Juliet
Raising Money for Daisy's Dream
Established in 1996 and about to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Daisy’s Dream is a professional support service that responds to the needs of children and families affected by life-threatening illness or bereavement.
While the production is on a donation basis, funds raised will make a huge impact to these children's lives.
Romeo - Alec Watson
Juliet - Annie Hammond
Mercutio - Kat Dulfer
Benvolio - Tobias Cordes
Tybalt - Zoe Land
Nurse - Maggi Veltre
Friar Laurence - Olga Blagodatskikh
Capulet - Colin Hurley
Director - Gavin Leigh
Assistant Director - Illaria Diotallevi