We all know that Romeo loved Juliet; but whatever became of his first love – Rosaline – to whom he is writing passionate poems and letters at the beginning of Shakespeare’s play? Shakespeare doesn’t tell us. In this play – shortlisted for Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe Festival 2013 – Fentiman does. With each scene mirroring the action of Shakespeare’s original, we watch the tragi-comedy of someone who thinks they’re the main character, but who isn’t really in it at all.
Fentiman presents: Romeo and Rosaline, by Sharon Jennings, directed by Matthew Gould. The idea that sparked The Bread & Roses Theatre Company (BRTC) first came about during a conversation between two friends in a pub. With a lot of hard work and time commitment that ‘pipe dream’ of an idea is now a tangible and exciting project.
Supported by the Bread and Roses Pub in Clapham, a venue that prides itself on supporting emerging artists in all fields, based at the Bread & Roses Theatre, the aim is to produce new and contemporary theatre work. “With the wealth of talent that London has to offer we want to channel the abilities of actors, directors, writers and creatives, to put on productions that will deliver just that.”
Bread and Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ.
27 January-14 February
7.30pm; 31 January, 7 & 14 February, 2.30pm.
Tickets: 10 pounds.
Competition: Win two tickets to Romeo and Rosaline at The Bread and Roses on Saturday 7th February at 2.30pm. To enter the competition Tweet or Re-Tweet on Twitter or share on Facebook and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Rosaline Competition in the subject line by Monday 2nd February, 12 noon.
Wednesday 21st January 2015