Filmed by the BBC

Thursday 17 March 2016

I’m currently adapting 3 Shakespeare scripts which we’re producing this year with Cranked Anvil, as part of the Shakespeare400 celebrations.

The first of our productions is Romeo and Juliet, and today I was interviewed by Dawn Thewlis, for BBC Look North and Radio Newcastle, to talk about my adaptation.

It’s gained a lot of interest because of the very local and contemporary spin I’m putting on it: the fueding Montagues and Capulets are transported to modern-day South Shields where their deep distrust and dislike for each other comes from being supporters of rival football teams, Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United.

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