CoLab Theatre attempts to update the eponymous tragedy of the star-crossed lovers and merge it with the northern 90s dance and trance craze, but in doing so completely miss the core concept of the story and lose their audience along the way. Montagues & Capulets is a story of war, but not of love.
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The idea behind Barred Freedom is to highlight the differences, or similarities, seen in behaviour regarding gender and social environment. Set a 1970s prison, half of the performances are given by an all-male cast, half by an all-female cast. The downside to this concept – in order to see both sides of the story, it is necessary to see the show twice on different nights. Seeing it once was one time too many for me.
COLAB Theatre bring a new immersive alternative to Romeo and Juliet, Montagues and Capulets, to a temporary warehouse London location.
Originally published on London Box Office
Molly is shit with words and her tits are too small. In many ways a shy and withdrawn teenager, in so many others full of bravado and confidence that she has developed by necessity to live in the poorer end of Salford. Talking to others, she never knows what to say, but her inner monologue rages through the entire production like a Glitter Punch, inciteful and observant and full of emotion that she can’t physically express. Even when she meets John and her life is turned upside down she can barely open herself up to him.