'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August 7, 2014 9:18 PM

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Introducing Shakespeare to a young audience is no easy task. Captivate Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival doesn't shy away. With a double offering of Romantic Romeo and Brave Macbeth, the Scotland-based company showcases music, wit and puns to keep adults and children amused. True, there's a lot of creative license on the plot but you get a Shakespearean soliloquy here and there.

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns. Plans for Julius Caesar and Hamlet are in the works for next year. The anti...

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