Romeo and Juliet, Garrick Theatre

EMBARGOED UNTIL 21.30 BST 25 MAY 2016 KBTC_Romeo and Juliet_Garrick Theatre_Lily James (Juliet) and Richard Madden (Romeo)_Credit Johan Persson_06357Trouble remembering in which country Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers cross paths? Branagh’s panting paean to Fellini will sort you out. Stylish as a monochromatic Vogue spread, and as self-consciously Italian as Bruno Tonioli guzzling lasagne in a gondola, it’s not exactly a triumph of cultural nuance. Capulet is a sharp-suited mafia don who makes an affected entrance sipping espresso, the Prince is a fascist enforcer, al-fresco dining is interrupted by fiery gesticulation, and every loss is met with operatic wailing.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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1 Response to Romeo and Juliet, Garrick Theatre

  1. Miss Bicknell says:

    You didn’t sound too crazy about it, so I don’t feel to bad. xxx

    On 26 May 2016 at 01:02, MARIANKA SWAIN ~ WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW wrote:

    > mkmswain posted: “Trouble remembering in which country Shakespeare’s > star-crossed lovers cross paths? Branagh’s panting paean to Fellini will > sort you out. Stylish as a monochromatic Vogue spread, and as > self-consciously Italian as Bruno Tonioli guzzling lasagne in a gondo” >

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