R & J

R & J

By William Shakespeare, Performed October – November 1999

“a highly entertaining and welcome twist on an old favourite”


A fast paced and dynamic interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, Romeo and Juliet. This tragic tale about “two houses both alike in dignity…where a pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives” is told by a traditional cast of 5 male actors speeding through a menagerie of characters where the fusion of physical theatre meets traditional Shakespearean text. Influenced by Baz Luhrman’s definitive film version, using a traditional 400 year old Quarto, this production promises is a fresh innovative and accessible approach to this infamous love story.

“tight ensemble acting and a great dollop of daring has created a memorable new version of this old story”


Cast & Crew

Director: Karl Wallace

Cast: Alan Devine, Sean Kearns, Miceal McBrian, Tom Power and Jonathon Shankey 

Lighting Designer: John Riddell

Designer: Gary McCann and Janet Bird

Photography by Jim Maginn

“with companies like Kabosh pushing the boundaries of dramatic presentation the future looks bright for theatre”


Tour venues

Arts Theatre, Craigavon; Town Hall, Newry; Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen; McNeill Theatre, Larne; Rialto, Derry; The Royal School, Armagh; Newcastle Civic Centre; Loreto Grammar School, Omagh; An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny; Granary Theatre, Cork; The Grange, Manorhamilton; The Watergate, Kilkenny; OMAC, Belfast; St John’s Arts Centre, Listowel; Pulpit Theatre, Kilworth; Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford; Friar’s Gate, Kilmallock and The Arts Centre, Mullingar.