LOST DOG, run by Artistic Director Ben Duke, is currently working on a new production for 2018: Juliet and Romeo – A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage, broadly based on Shakespeare’s deeply pessimistic teenage love story, is performed by Ben Duke and Solène Weinachter.
Opening at Battersea Arts Centre on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, this 21st century version of the world’s most tragic romance explores contemporary culture’s celebration of youth and how it creates unrealistic expectations around love, sex and relationships.
In this intelligent and often comedic interpretation of the story, Juliet and Romeo have somehow survived into middle age; living together they wonder how they got here and what they managed to lose along the way.
The work explores the rougher edges of honesty in relationships, the sometimes humbling shared humanity and how on earth anyone progresses from there. Combining dance, comedy, contemporary text and theatre, this captivating show is a humorous and heartfelt investigation into love, loss and longevity.