Romeo & Juliet -- Summer 2014
Directed by Jill Cole
In summer 2014 The Castle Players presented William Shakespeare's classic love story, Romeo & Juliet.
Directed by Jill Cole, the production was set in a seaside town against a backdrop of mods and rockers in the early 1960s.
The audience also enjoyed a real "seaside" experience before the show and during the interval.
"the whole play captures the atmosphere of the time, the music is fab, and the gangs of mods and rockers may not all have speaking parts, but they are all, without exception, acting their little socks off"
"...hugely entertaining overall experience"
"...superb comic performances"
“Everyone played their part amazingly and I loved the 60's theme!”
Reviews and Links
|Romeo||Rob Capon||Directed by||Jill Cole|
|Juliet||Ella Blackburn||Dessigned by||Simon Pell|
|THE CAPULETS (Mods)||Assistant Director||Oiliver Smith|
|The Nurse||Chris Best||Stage manager||Libby Harding|
||Laurence Sach||Technical design and installation||Bob Blyth & Harry Robinson|
|Lady Capulet||Sarah Fells||Wardrobe||Lesley Cutting (with Lesley Hanson, Dawn Richmond)|
|Tybalt||Steven Bainbridge||Props||Claudia Jevons (with Sally Roberts)|
|Paris||Tom Howe||Stage management team||Mike Elder, Sam Fells, Sally Roberts, Sally Baker|
|Peter||Andrew Stainthorpe||Production manager||Simon Pell|
|Housekeeper||Trudi Dixon||Technical team||Will Barker, Vaughan Freeman, Charlotte Thresher, Dennis Atkinson|
|Members of the household||Paula Collins, Sue Kelly, Adele Tyler||Set construction & painting||Simon Pell, Graham Fewell, Harry French, Sue Foulston, Martin Foran, Anne Mason, Alice Byrne, Ben Pearson, Laurence Sach, Jill Cole, Mary Stastny, Chris Best, Rita Archer|
|Paris' pages||Cal Baker, Aidan Tyler||Transport & logistics||Peter Atkinson|
|Cousin Capulet||Josie Pollard||On-site Work||Multiple volunteers!|
|Samson & Gregory||Sean Mitchell, Aidan Tyler, Sam Kitson||Front of house experience designed by||Christine Naseby|
|THE MONTAGUES (Rockers)||Website||Andrew Stainthorpe|
|Montague||Andy Moorhouse||Press & publicity||Andrew Harrison|
|Lady Montague||Charlotte Perkins||Box office & front of house manager||Teresa Wilcox|
|Benvolio||Alice Byrne||Marketing team||Peter Cockerill, Teresa Wilcox, Adele Tyler, Andrew Stainthorpe, Chris Best, Chris Gibson-Bell, Christine Naseby, Jane Mardon, Judith Bainbridge, Ben Pearson|
|Mercutio||Oliver Smith||T-Shirts||Sarah Fells, Jill Cole (with Susan Littlefair Embroidery)|
|Abram||Andy Drozdziak Bradley Jackson, Cal Baker||Photography||David Williams (rehearsals), Mark Fuller (performance)|
|Friar Laurence||Harry French||Overnight security||Winston|
|Friar John||Simon Pell||Programme||Peter Cockerill, Jill Cole (with Ripe Design)|
|Escalus (Chief of Police)||Ian Kirkbride||Sponsors||Darlington Building Society, Tilly Bailey Irvine, Ripe Design, The Fox & Hounds, Gill & Ivan Carter, S&A Merchants, Scott Leathers, Oldfield's Restaurant, MIthril Ales, TR10|
|Policemen||Christopher Evans, Martin Foran, Angus Wheeler|
|News Reporters||Marzia Aloisio, Ben Pearson|
|Young people/gossips||Chantal Goulder, Jack Parker, Ellie Renfrew|
|Holiday makers, mods & rockers, residents||Judith Bainbridge, John Beadle, Susie Blackburn, Sue Byrne, Peter Cockerill, Gail Jordan, Carolyn Naseby, Rhonda Hart-Davis, Chris Stead, Heidi Baker, Rosie Blackburn|
|"Juliet" the song||Performed by Penelope Randall-Davis (vocals) and Owain Davies (guitar)|