Rehearsal and promo photos@
ALL PERFORMANCES: TICKETS £6 (FULL) OR £5 (CONCS)
Thursday June 5th 2014 - Lipson Vale Primary School, Bernice Terrace, Lipson , Plymouth,PL4 7HW
7pm. 50% of profits to Plymouth Cat Rescue
Friday June 6th 2014 - 7pm: The Palace Theatre, Paignton (7 PM, tickets can be booked by calling the theatre box office on 01803 665800)
Venue Address: Palace Ave, Paignton TQ3 3HF
Palace Theatre Website: www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/
Saturday June 7th 2014 - 2pm and 7pm, The Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, Brixham (tickets can be reserved by calling 07855 090589)
Venue address: Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8DS
Sunday June 8th 2014, 2.30pm, St Matthias Church Hall, Wellswood, Torquay, (tickets can be reserved by calling 07855 090589)
Venue Address Babbacombe Rd, Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 1HW
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428569630720309/
Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Miss Laura J, the writer and director of our recent smash hit Les Miserables The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, this is a full-length, original language adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, set in 1860s Brixham, in a conflict between two families, the Capulets of Higher Brixham (Cowtown) and the Montagues of Lower Brixham (Fishtown). Performed by all-local actors, with an award-winning Torbay theatre company, this promises to be a thrilling production, bringing to life a classic of British theatre- set in the local area.
For centuries, Brixham has been a busy fishing port on the Southwest coast of England, and in the 19th Century, when we have set our production, it was the busiest fishing port in the UK.
At one time, so local legend tells, there was a rivalry between the families of "Lower Brixham" around the harbour, (during which time that area of the town was known as "Fishtown") and the farming families of Upper Brixham, literally up the hills towards Kingswear and Churston, which area was known as "Cowtown". As far as we can ascertain, the historical rivalry extended to some brawls, and the fishermen and farmers using separate entrances to St Marys Church.
In our adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, the tale turns more deadly, with the Capulets controlling "Cowtown" and the Montagues "Fishtown".
In a new departure, for us, the show is being performed against projected Victorian images of Brixham, from the Museum.