ROMEO AND JULIET - NOVEMBER 2006
SAFFRON Walden's theatrical company Shake-a-Leg gave a storm warning this week for its next prestigious co-production to be staged at the Town Hall in November. For all but four of the roles in it's most ambitious project, William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", will be offered to local talent following auditions to be held in June, including those of the star-crossed lovers themselves.
The production will be directed by acclaimed professional director Robert J. Williamson of the the British Shakespeare Company, and will cost around £25,000 to stage. Shake-a-Leg is preparing an appeal to anyone with an interest in live theatre. Businesses and individuals will be encouraged to support the venture however they can. Said Sara: "They could sponsor something specific like an actor, a piece of scenery or a rehearsal space. Last time Henry V cost 41,000 and we made a profit of £950. This time we were hoping to get a Big Lottery grant but this seems unlikely at the moment although we will keep trying."
Auditions for acting roles have now been concluded, and these will be followed by workshops in September, October and November. It is not too late for people to get involved with this exciting project in other ways, however. Anyone interested should contact Shake-a-Leg by using the online application form accessed at the link above. Anyone interested must be fully available for the following dates: