Shakespeare classic for youngsters
THE young cast of Acorn Theatre have come a long way since last year – from Orwell’s Animal Farm to Shakespeare’s Verona, in fact. The teenagers stage the classic play Romeo and Juliet at Aberdeen Arts Centre from Wednesday, and if past productions are anything to go by, there will be nothing very classical about it. Irene Angus works with her students to bring something very special to the stage in their annual production. She said: “We try each year to do something contrasting from the piece we did previously. “Last year we did Animal Farm, and this year we wanted to go for something different and we picked Romeo and Juliet which is definitely creatively challenging.” The play is challenging but perfect for the young cast who are exactly the age to play Romeo and Juliet. “It is a wonderful play and staging Romeo and Juliet is a great opportunity for them. “We have been perfecting stage fighting sequences and creating some wonderful characters. They’re working really hard to make it work.”
Acorn performed Animal Farm last year.