Montagues and Capulets - The Immersive Story
136-148 Tooley St, London, SE1 2TU
7-9pm & 9-11pm
Fri 24th Mar
Thu 27th Apr
Star-crossed lovers, rival families, you know the story - but would you change it if you could?
This immersive theatre production is a unique adaption of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in a warehouse squat during the 1990’s…when rave culture was MASSIVE.
For never was there a story of more woe, but this time the audience decides where this story goes, with the choices they make and the actions they take changing the fate of Juliet and Her Romeo.
Your family welcomes you into competing sides as either a Montague or Capulet as you become a character in their story.
These violent delights have violent ends, but will you bite your thumb?
“For Montagues and Capulets, I wanted to completely reshape Shakespeare for the modern audience. Romeo and Juliet is a love story we’ve heard many times but I wanted to focus on the tribalism and tragedy of the play. The lovers’ death is a result of the war between the families and I want the audience to feel responsible for the ending. It will hopefully highlight the tragedy of an ‘us and them’ culture that is happening across the globe.
Pulling on the skills we’ve learnt as a company over the last couple of years, we have created a tale you can truly feel a part of and using four different endings means we give the audience true autonomy over the fate of the lovers. This along with some of the most beautiful writing in history will hopefully make for a show not to miss. “
Bertie Watkins – Writer and Director COLAB Theatre