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Romeo and Juliet – for a young cast

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[Ed. Note that some of our adaptations provide excellent support to help with play-reading: cue scripts; cast lists; round-robin reading, and highlight text. We have a one hour adaptation of Romeo and Juliet,  adapted by Aileen Gonsalves, an RSC director, which explains how these features work and you can find it at:


One Hour Romeo and Juliet for Young and Old – Overview



We’re pleased to publish a version of  Romeo and Juliet for a young cast – a bit less tragic than the original, and with more laughs. You should note that, although it is a children’s production, adults laugh like drain when they see it. I saw an earlier version of this play at the Eastgate, in Peebles in the Scottish Borders, and found it very funny.



It has been adapted by Tim Wilcock, who worked with the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair, to take this adaptation (or an earlier version of it) to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016.


You can perform it. It is published here under a Creative Commons licence (see front page of the script) which allows you to share it, adapt it, and use it for a production. It needs a cast of 12, if I’ve got it right. If you want to contact Tim Wilcock  to find out how to stage it, etc., send me an email at playersshakespearemffev5@gmail.com, and I’ll pass your message on to Tim.



Here is the script. You can scroll through the play, and if you’re interested, you can download a copy as a pdf by clicking on the down-arrow on the toolbar  (this has been tested on both Windows 10 and Apple iPad / iPhone):





If you want to see other adaptations we have available for use in play-reading or production, check out our Shakespeare Adaptations page.


If you’re interested in other adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, check out:

One Hour Romeo and Juliet for Young and Old – Overview , and

Romeo and Juliet, Modern First Folio Edition – Index



Let’s Play!!!



Richard Forsyth
‘The Director’


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