Romeo and Juliet Set
Originally uploaded by fadryn.
lexaplexa and I went to see the Globe's touring production of Romeo and Juliet at Alnwick Castle last night. It was really good fun. We arrived fairly early - to get a good spot - had a picnic in the grounds of the castle, and then settled down to watch the production.
The production was fun, not the best Romeo and Juliet I've ever seen, but certainly very unique. Like the touring companies of old they did the performance with only 8 actors, which meant that everyone had to play several parts. This made it very energetic.
I also liked the clothing, which was a mixture of modern dress with all the good bits of Tudor dress. So, the boys all had jeans and shirts on, but with a doublet over the top. (I don't know what it is about a man in a doublet but it certainly does it for me). The guy who was playing Paris/Benvolio had the most gorgeous black doublet on when he was playing Benvolio - I want.
The set, as you can see, was a knackered blue VW campervan, with the Globe stage (including pillars) in front. The actors really used the space well, and the camper van was fun.
The venue was excellent, right inside the castle with the keep behind us, but it didn't half get cold later on and I regretted not bringing more substantial footwear than my flip-flops.