Romeo and Juliet

In 2012, Corcadorca and Cork Opera House joined forces to present a new production on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet.

Building on the success of A Winter’s Tale the previous year, Corcadorca presented a modern approach to this classic work. The play embodies the romance and tragedy of life and love, bringing it’s audience to question their own destinies.

Ever committed to the idea of bringing theatre to all of Cork (not just the audiences of the Opera House), Corcadorca planned an innovative way to include the people of Cork in every night of the play. Declarations of Love was a process by which the people of Cork were invited to share their Declarations of Love in ballot boxes placed at public locations across the city. These declarations were then included in every night of the Romeo and Juliet production.

Venue: Cork Opera House, 10-20 Oct 2012.

Dramaturg Dr. Ger Fitzgibbon
Directed by
 Pat Kiernan

Set Design – Roma Patel
Lighting Design – Paul Keogan
Costume Design – Catherine Fay
Composer – Maurice Seezer
Costume Design Assistant – Konrad Im
Sound Design – Fergus O’Hare
Assistant Composer – Peter Power
Video Design
 – Michael Hurley
Fight Director – James Cosgrave

Romeo – Jay Duffy
Juliet – Aisling Franciosi
Peter – Anthony Morris
Friar Laurence – Arthur Riordan
Benvolio – Charlie Kelly
Nurse – Dorothy Duffy
Mercutio – John Doran
Prince – Malcolm Adams
Montague/Friar John – Mark D’Aughton
Tybalt/Apothecary – Moe Dunford
Lady Capulet – Niamh Linehan
Capulet – Peter Gowan

Plus a community cast including Luke Barry as Paris.

Love – passionate, intense, aching and pulsating – sits at the heart of director Pat Kiernan’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet”
Rachel Andrews, Irish Theatre Magazine