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Siân Phillips to star as Shakespeare's Juliet

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BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts | 09:30 UK time, Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Welsh star of stage and screen Siân Phillips is to appear as one of William Shakespeare's most famous heroines in an unusual take on tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Photograph of Siân Phillips as Juliet © Simon Annand

(Photograph of Siân Phillips as Juliet © Simon Annand.)

In the new version of the Bard's play, director Tom Morris' production Juliet and her Romeo casts the lovers in their eighties with their anxious children, not their parents, seeking to prevent an imprudent and costly match.

Phillips will play Juliet opposite Michael Byrne's Romeo in the play at Bristol Old Vic, from 10 March until 24 April 2010.

Director Tom Morris with Terry Taplin (Benvolio), Michael Byrne (Romeo) and Dudley Sutton (Mercutio) © Simon Annand

(Photograph of director Tom Morris with Terry Taplin (Benvolio), Michael Byrne (Romeo) and Dudley Sutton (Mercutio) © Simon Annand)

Watch a video interview with the star-crossed lovers on the BBC Local Bristol site.


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