Romeo and Juliet is last show for Larry

Shakespeare’s classic love story is brought to new life by a young cast of Larry Waller’s Captive Audience and will be the local director’s last theatrical foray in the town for the foreseeable future.

The founder of Captive Audience announced that he is leaving Belper for a new life in Australia this summer. Shakespeare’s tale of feuding families, frustrated parents and impossible love comes to Strutt’s Centre as the feature theatre production of the 2019 Belper Arts Festival.

“The production promises all the signature surprises audiences might be expecting and features twelve blocks, twenty knives and talent in bucket loads,” says Larry, who is staging his fifth and final production under the Captive Audience banner.

But fear not, Captive Audience will be continuing to deliver the classes that it has become well known and respected for under the management of current staff.

“Whilst I’ll be very sad to be leaving Belper behind, I’m confident that our amazing group can continue to inspire new actors in the years to come. I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the amazing productions we’ve staged since setting up Captive Audience.

I have been blessed with incredible support to stage some memorable shows that will remain with me forever,” added Larry.

This show will be an abridged version of the classic tale and will have an original sound and lighting plan. Captive Audience have concentrated on the three main themes of trust, play and truth to access the story and tell this tragic but wonderful story in a creative way.

You can see the show on May 16 and 17, 10am and 7.30pm; May 18, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.  For tickets, go to https://captiveaudience.org.uk/romeo-and-juliet/ 07779 118834 or call in at Time and Again, 53 King Street, Belper.

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