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ROMEO + JULIET
8 Sept 2021 – premiere
Rosie Kay’s Romeo + Juliet is a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, re-told through the lens of 21st century gang culture, set in the stiflingly hot Birmingham summer of 2021.
Making a Romeo + Juliet in present day Birmingham
Join Rosie Kay and Artistic Advisors to the project in a discussion chaired by Birmingham Hippodrome’s Artistic Director/CEO Fiona Allan. Artistic Advisors include actor and director Dylan Duffus, headteacher Azita Zohhadi, Dance Artist Shanelle Clemenson and fellow Hippodrome Associates and choreographers Aakash Odedra and Sonia Sabri.
The Body is the Frontline
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In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the National Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. What came of these observations was the award-winning, five-star work 5 SOLDIERS.
5 SOLDIERS has been touring since its premiere in 2010, you can see the 2017 live stream (commissioned by The Space) for a limited time for free.
“War from a female perspective packs a punch…taut, visceral, compassionate”THE OBSERVER
“not only keeps us riveted, but helps close the gap of understanding between the armed forces and the general public.”
Meet Angel 💚 Next up from our brand new production of Romeo + Juliet, we'd like you to meet Juliet's confidant Angel, performed by Iona McGuire.
Tickets for the world premiere of Romeo + Juliet on 8 Sept at @brumhippodrome: https://t.co/VJpSmXmB7O https://t.co/2CzwaQQJ0U
Meet Paris 💚 The fearsome Paris of the C's, performed by Dan Baines.
Rosie Kay Dance Company's Romeo + Juliet premieres at @brumhippodrome on 8 Sept. Get tickets and find out more about the show here: https://t.co/lYTMCGSoLi #RkRomeoAndJuliet https://t.co/ATYhqG7gpI