Romeo and Juliet: A reimagining for screen that grips and surprises
Shakespeare’s classic and David Ireland’s Sadie were both staged for British TV last week, with impressive results
Romeo and Juliet
National Theatre, London; available on demand from Sky Arts
Lyric Theatre, Belfast; available on demand from BBC iPlayer
It’s now more than a year since Covid-19 closed theatres around the world. Producers have slowly adapted to the digital moment by staging Zoom plays, streaming live performances and creating dramatic films – with mixed success.
There have been standout moments: in Ireland, Druid’s Once Upon a Bridge and Landmark Live’s Happy Days ...