“I genuinely thought I could end the trouble once and for all.

But I got in too deep. And it all ended badly.

I am the Friar. God forgive me.”


A troubled Friar rushes us through the mutinous streets of Verona, plunging us into a community torn apart by prejudice, conflict and violent crime.

Gripping story-telling, live music and striking visual effects take young audiences on a heart-wrenching journey as they follow Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers towards their tragic end. Made for 9 – 13 year olds, by the team behind Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood.

Guided through Shakespeare’s original text by the Friar, speaking modern English, this is an unforgettable introduction to his devastating love story.

Schools performances, workshops, CPD and online resources are also available for KS2 & KS3 (Years 5 to 8). For further info visit www.chinaplatetheatre.com or contact schools@chinaplatetheatre.com / 07514969049.

Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Z-arts, Oxford Playhouse and The Core at Corby Cube. Supported by The Albany.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Backstage Trust.