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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet is touring the UK, and our companion hyperlocal site Rhiwbina Info reviewed its opening night at Cardiff’s New Theatre last night (March 5).

“This is far removed from traditonally ‘male, pale and stale’ productions of Shakespeare,” the review by our senior consultant Andrew Weltch notes. “Director Erica Whyman gives several of the traditionally male roles to women, notably Charlotte Josephine as brash and hot-tempered Mercutio.”

He adds:  “This is a sophisticated and enthralling production, which raises some interesting questions about gender identity and sexuality within the familiar framework of the western world’s greatest love story.”

You can read the full review here.

The RSC’s production of Romeo and Juliet plays at the New Theatre, Cardiff, until Saturday (March 9). Tickets are available from the box office on (029) 2087 8889 and online.  It then moves on to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, from March 19.

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