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Romeo And Juliet: Sweet Sorrow
The Marlowe and the Royal Shakespeare Company's Associate Schools Programme present

Romeo And Juliet: Sweet Sorrow

Two households, both alike in dignity. 

Bad blood divides two dynasties. A generation fuelled with hereditary hate. Tainted youths toying with the feuds of their fathers. Is it any wonder there is fighting in the streets?

In this world of knives and poison, two star-crossed lovers defy the odds and bury their parents’ strife.

Young people from 22 schools across Kent come together to bring to life Shakespeare’s iconic tale of love and loss.

Romeo And Juliet: Sweet Sorrow is a fantastic celebration of the achievements of young people involved in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Programme, a long-term programme where schools work with artists and practitioners from The RSC and The Marlowe.

Schools performing on Tue 19 Mar
King Ethelbert School; The Whitstable School; Herne Bay High School; Rainham School for Girls; Spires Academy; King’s Rochester; St Nicholas School; Dame Janet Primary Academy; St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School; St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School. 

Schools performing on Wed 20 Mar
Canterbury High School; St Peter’s Methodist Primary School; The Norton Knatchbull School; The Folkestone Academy; Towers School; The Canterbury Primary School; Dane Court Grammar School; St Gregory’s Catholic Primary; Canterbury Road Primary School; Brenzett C of E Primary School and Ethelbert Road Primary School.


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Romeo And Juliet: Sweet Sorrow