One-woman Shakespeare

Debs Newbold presents Romeo & Juliet.
Debs Newbold presents Romeo & Juliet.

A tragic love story comes to a north Northumberland village this Valentine’s Day as one woman performs a classic Shakespeare play.

Debs Newbold will present Romeo and Juliet as a one-woman show next Friday in Wooler.

Pitting the Montagues against the Capulets, Debs catapults her audience into the torrid streets of Verona in this poignant and often hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers.

In partnership with Highlights Touring Scheme, she brings her unique style of storytelling to Wooler and offers a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

With just voice, words and a dynamic, expressive stage presence, the whole world of Romeo and Juliet is spellbindingly created by one dynamic performer.

Originally commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and a sell-out both at the Hay Festival of Literature and Sidmouth Festival, this remarkable reworking will immerse audiences in both Shakespeare’s incomparable verse and the warm poetic story-telling that is uniquely Debs’ own, leaving audiences in no doubt as to why this powerful storyteller’s work with Shakespeare’s tales has been hailed ‘a masterful piece of verbal cinema’.

Debs Newbold is the principal story-teller for Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the English Folk Dance & Song Society.

She effortlessly brings together the ancient and the urban, the poetic and the irreverent, the epic and the everyday.

Her work has earned her a fast growing national and international reputation and is delivered in a poetic, highly authentic and defiantly modern story-telling voice.

A Shakespeare specialist, Debs is equally at home in a tiny pub session or in front of 1,500 people on the Globe stage.

Full details:

when and where – Friday, February 14, 7.30pm, in The Cheviot Centre, Wooler.

Tickets – £7/ £4 child/ £6 conc/ £19 family on 01668 282 406 or {http:\\www.highlightsnorth.co.uk|online|Click here for tickets}.