Students during their rehearsals of Romeo and Juliet at Lakeside Arts.

Students bring Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Lakeside Arts

A group of students from Nottingham have been given the chance to bring their production of Romeo and Juliet to a professional stage.

The University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts has teamed up with the country’s only student-led theatre company, Nottingham New Theatre, to give young people the chance to run a professional production, including everything from lighting, sound, set and costume design to directing and marketing.

It’s the ninth collaboration between Lakeside Arts and Nottingham New Theatre, which brings the talent and enthusiasm of New Theatre members together with the support of Lakeside’s professional team.

This year’s production of Romeo and Juliet is the largest and most ambitious show yet, involving a cast of twenty people. The professional team includes Director, Nic Harvey, following the success of Dennis Kelly’s ‘DNA’ last year. Company Stage Manager, and University of Nottingham alumni, Georgina Pittman, will also join the professional team alongside colleagues from Nottingham’s TV Workshop.

Engaging in this partnership enables members to extend their knowledge and skills in a professional theatre environment, not only in terms of performing opportunities but allowing for Assistant positions shadowing and supporting the Director, the Company Stage Manager, Lighting Designer and Marketing and Publicity. We thank the entire company for their incredible commitment and are very excited to see the results.

Shona Powell, Director, Lakeside Arts & Jasmine Butler, President, New Theatre

The show will run from Tuesday 2nd until Saturday 6th May at Lakeside’s Djanogly Theatre. Tickets are available to purchase via the Lakeside Arts website or in person at the Box Office.

Posted on 03 May 2023

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