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Romeo & Juliet – Sheffield Crucible Theatre

Twenty-five English and Theatre Studies students from Birkdale Senior School sat enthralled, as the events of Shakespeare’s epic romantic tragedy unfolded in the spacious yet somehow intimate environs of Sheffield’s Crucible theatre.

The stage, bare apart from a shabby telegraph pole, hinted at a performance-oriented production, whilst a corrugated iron back-drop lent a ‘Streetcar-esque’ mood to proceedings, and reflected the sense of modern urban decay that director Jonathan Humphreys had chosen. We were soon transported to the riotous environs of the Capulet mansion, where Romeo and his friends crash the party and the series of events that climax in arguably the most well-known fictional tragedy of all begin to unfold. As we spilled out of the Crucible exit, it was clear to see that all those who made the trip to Sheffield city centre on a cool September evening left the theatre buzzing with excitement and great memories.

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