Romeo and Juliet at the Progress Youth Theatre

Romeo and Juliet at the Progress Youth Theatre. Photo © Richard Brown

The Progress Youth Theatre (PYT) is performing Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet until Saturday 14 December at their theatre on the Mount, off Christchurch Road in Reading.

Romeo and Juliet is a story about a pair of young lovers caught between their feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets.

The play’s director Rhys Lawton said he wanted to turn something old – the play was written in the 1590s – into something new. “We know these characters, not just from long lessons in English literature, but from life; we know the lovesick teenagers and we know their furious parents. We know their stories and we live their stories. People haven’t changed much over the last 500 years; how we see them has.”

Romeo and Juliet at the Progress Youth Theatre

Romeo and Juliet at the Progress Youth Theatre. Photo © Richard Brown

PYT performs Romeo and Juliet at the Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL at 7.45pm each evening until and including Saturday 14 December. You can buy tickets online.


Links
  1. The Progress Youth Theatre website and Facebook page
  2. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Progress Theatre
  3. Progress Youth Theatre Tickets