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Wherefore art thou Romeo? He’s at the Keay Theatre

Published: March 15, 2017

Cornwall College St Austell 16-18

Lovers of Shakespeare are being called to the Keay Theatre for a modern take on Romeo and Juliet.

The Cornwall College St Austell acting students will be performing the much-loved play on Thursday 23rd March at 1pm and 7pm, and Annalaise Turner, who is playing Juliet, said she can’t wait for the curtains to come up.

“I was absolutely delighted when I got the role of Juliet,”

“It has helped me develop myself as an actor as this has been one of the most challenging experiences I have had in my college life.”

The iconic play features two families who bear an ancient grudge and anger flies between them. In the midst of this feud, two of their children dare to choose love.

Emma White who is a former Poltair School student said she “liked the way we have contextualised it differently and made it modern”.

“It has really challenged us to try and fit the language to the acting but I think we are doing really well. Making it more modern also makes it more interesting and appealing to a younger audience,” she added.

Acting lecturer, Lydia Day said; “Romeo and Juliet is such an iconic play and the students have risen to the challenge of learning old English language whilst acting in a modern way; I think the audience will enjoy the contrasting elements of the play and will be impressed with the students ability to combine the past with the present”

Romeo and Juliet is such an iconic play and the students have risen to the challenge

To book tickets for Romeo and Juliet at the Keay Theatre, St Austell please call 01726 226710. Tickets are £6/£4 available on the door (cash only).

For more information on the range of Performing Arts courses available across The Cornwall College Group call 0845 22 32 567.

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