Past Performances

Romeo & Juliet -- Summer 2014

RomeoandJuliet Poster 679Directed by Jill Cole

Summer 2014

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!”





Cast Crew
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           
Apothecary Ian Forster  
News Reporters Marzia Aloisio, Ben Pearson  
Young people/gossips Chantal Goulder, Jack Parker, Ellie Renfrew  
Rosaline Caitlin Carr  
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)