DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama presents Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mary Moynihan

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The tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet is often described as the western world’s greatest love story. Adapted for a contemporary audience this BA in Drama (Performance) Graduating Production highlights the continuing relevance of this masterpiece.


Romeo and Juliet opens on Thursday 28 February 2013 (low price preview Wednesday 27February) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin and runs for five performances only with a post-show discussion on Friday 1st March.

Dates: 27 February 2013 (Preview), 28 February, 1-2 March 2013, 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2 March 2pm
Venue:
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin
Tickets: €15 (€10 concession and preview)
Booking: www.tcd.ie/Drama
Telephone: 01-896 2461

Director Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director and Theatre Consultant for Smashing Times Theatre Company and a full-time lecturer at the Conservatory, offers a new take on the timeless tale, whilst retaining the compelling qualities that make this story so engaging.


Speaking of the production Mary Moynihan said: “For me, Shakespeare’s characters are compelling, showing humanity in all its virtues and vices. His language is very accessible, when the actors find the rhythm, like a human heartbeat, they make it come alive. Shakespeare was writing for a sophisticated theatre audience drawn from all classes of society at the time. His plays were the rock concerts of their time and audiences expected entertainment and to be emotionally engaged. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is an experience not to be missed.’’

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