This reimagined Shakespeare asks, what if the two young lovers didn’t die tragically? But instead lived on to experience the trials and tribulations of marriage and middle age. This two-hander, performed at the gorgeous Wilton’s Music Hall, is a blend of dance, theatre and comedy. It’s also directed by Ben Duke, who was nominated for an Olivier Award last year in the Dance category.
Well they lived at least. Now they are 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea. With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet, directed by Olivier Award-nominated Ben Duke, takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.