ROMEO & JULIET
5-20 FEBRUARY 2010
Our 4th year started with our first indoor season and our first performance of Romeo and Juliet. Since 2008 we had been in talks with Holy Trinity Church on Guildford High Street about staging a play in this magnificent building.
We knew that this wonderful and atmospheric venue would enable us to be able explore more of Shakespeare’s plays that would seem more suited to an indoor setting. It also meant we could use lighting for the first time!
Director Charlotte Conquest returned to set Shakespeare’s great love story in the period in which the church was set, whilst Mary McAdam composed a haunting beautiful choral arrangement of the opening chorus of the play.
Despite the incredibly heavy snow, it proved to be hugely popular, becoming our most popular show at that time. It also introduced us to Caroline Devlin who worked as Charlotte’s assistant director!
"Seething with emotion and raw passion…every bit as good as [their] comedy triumphs of the summer” Surrey Advertiser
“An inspired performance...Exhilarating” The Stage
“Very atmospheric...the fight scenes are excellent!” BBC Surrey
QUEEN/NURSE Julia Glass
MERCUTIO/MONTAGUE Tom Peters
PARIS/TYBALT Thomas Eyre
ROMEO Christopher Kinneston
BENVOLIO Matt Pinches
LORD CAPULET David Davies
LADY CAPULET Sarah Gobran
JULIET Ellie Kirk
FRIAR LAWRENCE James Sobol Kelly
Director Charlotte Conquest
Designer Lucy Wilkinson
Lighting Designer Dan Marsden
Musical Director Mary McAdam
Fight Director Philip d’Orléans
Choreographer Aiden Treays
Vocal Coach Sarah Stephenson
Assistant Costume Designer Laura Bailey
Assistant Set Designer Caroline Melia
Company Stage Manager Elaine Yeung
Assistant Stage Manager Grace Stonehouse