Romeo and Juliet Rehearsals Update #3

After months of preparation, weeks of rehearsals, and days of panicking the opening night of Merseyside Community Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Fire Station will soon be upon us!

This Thursday 26th August at 7.30pm, around 300 people will walk into Croxteth Fire Station to watch the community-led production of the greatest love story ever told, directed by Neil Caple (RSC, Brookside).

Join us for free food and drink, to spot the film stars of the future and, most importantly, for an absolutely fantastic show. In case you just can’t wait until Thursday, here’s a little preview:

Catch the Bard in Croxteth while you can!

Extra Shakespeare News:

On Sunday 22nd  August at 16.30, BBC Radio 4 broadcast ‘The Bards of Somalia’ http://www.poetrytranslation.org/news/116/’The_Bards_of_Somalia’_

The programme featured interviews with translator Martin Orwin, who outlined the remarkable tradition of poetry in Somali, and with PTC Director, Sarah Maguire, who discussed the importance of translating Somali poetry into English. Poet W N Herbert, who co-translated Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac ‘Gaarriye’ with Martin Orwin for the PTC, talked about the complexities and delights of the translation process, and the impact it’s had on his own writing.

The programme will be repeated on Saturday 28th at 23.30 and you can also catch it on the BBC iPlayer for seven days following the second broadcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tf9nw/The_Bards_of_Somalia/

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