Shake­speare clas­sic for young­sters

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - ARTS AND STAGE -

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.

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