Touring nationally in 2019

Romeo and Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring

By William Shakespeare
Written by Nick Walker

A Contender Charlie and China Plate co-production,
from the team that brought you Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood.

A unique performance and education programme for upper KS2 and lower KS3 students (Years 5 to 8)

Includes: Performance, workshop, CPD and online resources.
Links to: Drama, PSHE, English and Citizenship

Dates and venues
4 – 8 February, The Albany, Deptford
12 – 15 February, The Core at Corby Cube
26 February – 1 March, Z-arts, Manchester
5 – 8 March, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
12 – 15 March, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
19 – 22 March, Oxford Playhouse

  • “Definitely a positive impact, especially with the boys and reluctant learners. Motivation to write increased and quality of all aspects of the curriculum enhanced. Each class went on to read other Shakespeare after this.”

    Teacher Frederick Bird Primary School, Coventry
  • "Both staff and children found it thrilling, enjoyable and they made the play accessible for all abilities. The children were absolutely buzzing about the performance."

    Headteacher Piper’s Vale Community Primary School

At the heart of the package is a live theatre experience. Sitting either side of the action (in traverse), students experience the story up close through live music, thrilling projected effects and Shakespeare’s beautiful text. All the while, our young audience is guided through the story in contemporary language spoken by our narrator – the Friar.

Post-show workshop
Following the performance, the audience return to the theatre to meet and talk with the characters in a post-show workshop – focusing on emotional and creative development.

Teacher’s CPD Session
This twilight session will cover how to use the online resources with confidence after the performance and inform teachers of how to utilise our ‘mythodrama’ approach in the classroom.

Online resources
The resources aim to give practical activities to enrich the theatre experience and support on-going learning opportunities in the classroom. It will provide a range of creative, discussion and written based activities linked to PSHE, Drama, English and Citizenship.

For further info contact
Andrea Pierides

Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Z-arts, Oxford Playhouse and The Core at Corby Cube. Supported by The Albany.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Backstage Trust.

Contact us for more information.