About NYT: Prince of Denmark/Romeo & Juliet
Double Bill of plays for a reduced price! See both NYT productions of Prince of Denmark and Romeo and Juliet in a double bill on the same date.
The National Youth Theatre present:
PRINCE OF DENMARK
Written by Michael Lesslie
Directed by the National Theatre’s Anthony Banks
A decade before Shakespeare’s play begins, there’s romance, rivalry and rebellion in the air as teenagers Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes rage against their parents’ expectations in royal Elisnore.
This thrilling prequel to Hamlet enjoyed a sold out run at the National Theatre in 2008 when it played before NT’s landmark production with Rory Kinnear in the title role.
**** “A top-notch 50 minutes ... a sparky prequel to the main Elsinore action.” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard.
ROMEO AND JULIET
Adaptation by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Paul Roseby
Following on from the success of BBC 2’s When Romeo Met Juliet, National Youth Theatre brings this electrifying production of Romeo and Juliet to the West End stage. Set in the enticing Skamania/New Wave era of the 80s, against a back-drop of youth unemployment and economic recession, award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Red Velvet) has adapted Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy to thrilling effect.
“A rebuff to those who might doubt Shakespeare’s ability to resonate with today’s 'yoof'.” The Telegraph on The BBC’s When Romeo met Juliet.