For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo…

Our MIO student’s had a great day exploring Stratford upon Avon, and watching Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The production was an fresh interpretation of the classic play- staged in a modern setting, with a female casting of Mercutio and the Prince,  performed in a range of native accents.

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Many of the group also managed to catch a matinee performance of The Duchess of Malfi in the Swan Theatre before the evening show. Others explored the sites of Stratford upon Avon, such as Holy Trinity Church, home of the grave of William Shakespeare (pictured below).

We were very lucky to be joined by Bally Gill, who plays the lead of Romeo in the play, at Magdalen College the next day for a masterclass. Bally answered all our student’s questions on his experiences as a young actor at the RSC, and generously stayed to chat to the students after the session.

“The trip to Stratford-upon-Avon was really nice, seeing the town and the RSC’s big facilities, and to talk to the actor right afterwards in the masterclass”- Miles, MIO Student