The Union Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and directed by Andy Bewley is tackling the subject of homosexuality within sport head on, and is showing us that Shakespeare is still relevant in the 21st century.
Adapted from the 1998 Oscar winner, Shakespeare in Love is the latest screen to stage production to hit the West End. The story imagines William Shakespeare writing Romeo and Juliet. In auditions for his new play he meets and falls in love with Viola, who disguises herself as a boy so that she can fulfil her dream of acting. It is a warm romantic comedy of errors come drama. The merits of the film version make it clear to see why it would make an excellent transfer to stage.