Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet.
It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.
Well they lived at least.
Now they are 40ish, and at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis. They feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves, and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love.
They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves.
With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet, directed by Ben Duke, takes on our cultural obsession with youth, and our inevitable issues with longevity. Set to a powerful soundtrack; (Prokofiev, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Sinatra), this is a no-holds-barred dance/theatre show, with adult themes and some bad language.
You can see it at Crich Glebe Field Centre, on November 17 (tickets from 01773 853260).