Mercutio and Tybalt

  • The Burton Taylor Studio Oxford Playhouse 11-12 Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2LW UK

Before Romeo and Juliet, there was another secret love affair even more forbidden. A pair of star-cross'd lovers fall in love in Verona. Interlacing modern and Shakespearean text and told in a nonlinear way, the play traces the untold tumultuous relationship - love and betrayal, jealousy and lies - between Mercutio and Tybalt.

A bold piece of new writing brought to you by Leaning House (A Midsummer Night’s Dream (OUP quad, 2016), Contractions, and The Lover).

Ages 14+. 55 mins. In the BT Studio. £10.

“An intense experience that brings out both the comic and darkly satirical aspects of Bartlett's script.” - DailyInfo.co.uk for 'Contractions' by Mike Bartlett