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Musical Romeo and Juliet for all Generations

Friday, 24 January 2014

Bolton School’s joint production of Romeo and Juliet promises to be a high energy musical interpretation of Shakespeare’s ever-popular tragedy. The original text has been abridged and includes lyrics from popular songs that everyone from Year 7 pupils to parents to grandparents will recognise! The production will include a number of choreographed musical pieces and styles ranging from current pop songs to disco classics to folk ballads and house anthems. The music, specially rearranged for the performance, will be played by a dj with live vocals. 

The play has been chosen as part of the School’s celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare. The cast comprises girls and boys from Year 10 through to the Upper Sixth. The production will run for 4 nights from Wednesday 26th March to Saturday 29th March.

Tickets will be bought depending on which house you align yourself with – are you a Montague or a Capulet?  They can be purchased from the Riley Centre Reception during morning break from Thursday 30th January onwards and are priced at £5 per person (adult or child).

Former pupils who are interested in coming to the performance should contact Miss N Lord(nrl@boltonschool.com) to reserve tickets. These can be sent out or collected; please specify which would be preferred.

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Poster for Romeo & Juliet, designed by Yr 13 student Luke Brabbin

Artwork for the production, including posters, programme and tickets has been delivered by Luke Brabbin for his A level Art project

Are you Montague or Capulet

Are you Montague or Capulet?

One of the themes that students will explore is entrapment