Redland High School girls perform Romeo and Juliet at The FringeJune 21st, 2012
The performance, set in a 21st century high school has taken months of preparation by students and staff. The group are now rehearsing hard for their appearance in Edinburgh.
17 year old Amy Kennedy and 16 year old Amy Adair play Romeo and Juliet and have spent hours learning their lines for the performance and have had to fit it in around their studies and even, in Romeos case, a ballet exam. The Redland High version of Romeo and Juliet has a few differences to Shakespeares original performance including a stiletto-wearing nurse and a Stanley-knife wielding Tybalt, a rapping Mercutio and of course an all girl cast.
Sarah McCormack, Head of Drama at Redland High said, In Shakespeares time of course, all the plays were performed by a male cast. So we thought it would be fun to do the play with an all girl cast. We have some excellent actors in the School and a history of sending girls on to successful careers in the theatre. A past student performed at the RSC last season and another has recently debuted in the radical stage adaptation of Sandi Toksvigs childhood memoir, Hitlers Canary. With such a high level of enthusiasm and commitment amongst the girls, its been fantastic to give them the experience of performing at the Fringe. This will be our second visit to The Fringe, last year we went with our version of Euripides The Trojan Women and got fantastic reviews and sold out all our performances. We are hoping to have the same success this year.
The play will be performed from 2-11 August (not including Sunday 5) at 12:25pm in theSpace@NiddrySt.
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