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Romeo and Juliet


William Shakespeare

Directed by Garth Jones

22nd - 27th June 1999

The greatest love story ever told returns to the lawns of Gawsworth. This year we introduce a new guest director, Garth Jones, who is the Drama Advisor for Trafford Education Authority. He has directed many productions, including a large number at the Altincham Club Theatre. Every year he manages to inspire a collection of Trafford teenagers of widely varying experience and ability to take part in the Trafford Youth Theatre Summer Workshops and appear in the ensuing productions.

This production was shadowed by a Granada TV team, and shown in 5 x 5 minutes segments on Granada Reports.
A 5 minute compilation video can be viewed on YouTube:

Prologue John Chidgey
Sampson Daniel Lewis
Gregory Simon Caporn
Tybalt Simon Taylor
Lady Capulet Linda Batson
Capulet Bill Lawson
Second Capulet Brian Shaw
Nurse Caroline Melliar-Smith
Juliet Jade Wright
Peter Charlie Cook
Abraham Paul Lewis
Benvolio Will Whitehead
Montague Barry Bloom
Lady Montague Adele Lawson
Romeo David Brown
Mercutio Mark Jephcott
Balthasar Daniel Lewis
Apothecary Simon Caporn
Escalus, Prince of Verona Frank Boylan
Paris Chris Jorgensson
Page Catherine Furber
Friar Lawrence John Chidgey
Friar John Paul Lewis

Servants, Soldiers, Musicians and Citizens

Brian Shaw, Simon Webber, Peter McClory, Gemma Langford,
Deborah Taylor, Erica Wright, Rhiannon Lewis, Cameron Chandler,
Katherine Thirsk, Janine Clegg, Liz Brown, Peter Mottage, Lara Wells,
Emma Townley, Richard Ross
Production Co-Ordinator Jill Hine
Musical Director Chris McClory
Choreography June Janes
Stage Manager Jill Damen
Prompt Sheila Hine
ASM Susan Bloom
Mavis Carlisle
Lighting Robin Watkinson
Sound Val Watkinson
Fight Arranger Bob Merry
Properties Liz Cook
Dave Midgley
Tom Thistleton
Wardrobe Linda Batson (liaison)
Clare Lewis
Jill Hine
Sara Wells