Romeo and Juliet Performance
Review By Katie Burrows
On the 4th of March Boil in the Bag Productions came to our school to perform their version of Romeo and Juliet. The 2nd and 3rd year English students went to see the play which had only 3 actors playing the most important characters of the play.
It began with a cartoon of the opening scene playing on a projector. The play continued after this until it reached the balcony scene.
The “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” scenes were very humorous and made the more important quotes and themes stand out even more. The most memorable part of the whole play for most students would have to be the rap that “Rolo and Jules” sing which summaries the play.
Personally, I thought the play was well performed by such a cast. The acting really brought the themes and relationships we’ve learned about to life. It is extremely important for students to see the play instead of just reading it that is why I recommend Boil in the Bag Productions.
"Boil in the Bag" Sackville Productions strives to bring ‘Romeo & Juliet’ to life, by breathing new energy into the text. ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is approached in a way that is not just academic.
They run key scenes in a traditional and familiar fashion sticking meticulously to the original Shakespearean text.
They then take these very same scenes and place them in a modern day context, by temporarily adapting the language into the 21stcentury.
The cast are all classically trained Shakespearean Actors. Performances are aided by the use of props, costumes, music and a film-projected backdrop.