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Romeo and Juliet

Episode 2 of 3

Shakespeare's tragic love story, as part of Radio 3's Shakespeare and Love season. With Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers, and David Tennant as the Prince.

Shakespeare's quick witted summer tragedy, with Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers, and David Tennant as the Prince. In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet Montague feud, and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Following a new production of Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's epic tale of mature love, this is a chance to hear his tragedy of young love, the two plays bridging the week of his birthday.

Sound Design, Colin Guthrie

First broadcast in 2012.

2 hours

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer William Shakespeare
Romeo Trystan Gravelle
Juliet Vanessa Kirby
Nurse Rosie Cavaliero
Friar Laurence Ron Cook
Prince Escalus David Tennant
Mercutio Paul Ready
Benvolio Adam James
Tybalt Carl Prekopp
Paris Johnny Flynn
Capulet James Lailey
Lady Capulet Naomi Frederick
Montague Peter Hamilton Dyer
Balthasar Don Gilet
Apothecary Christine Absalom
Gregory Harry Livingstone
Sampson Joe Sims
Prologue Tracy Wiles
Composer Roger Goula
Director Jessica Dromgoole

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