Romeo in the City is set in a modern day urban comprehensive school. A cast of 15-17 year olds have been chosen to perform Romeo and Juliet as the school production. Against this background we follow the parallel stories of the cast members as they are forced to work with people who they would not normally associate with. As the story unfolds, the audience will reflect whether fact will follow fiction as two cast members fall in love.

The main inspiration for the design was an urban street setting, the alliance that youths and gangs have to their urban surroundings and street culture today. The visual elements of the set were inspired by the city streets: grey concrete, Banksy’s graffiti, advertising billboards and metal grills. I felt that the urban environment was always present even within the scenes set indoors.


Theatre Centre, London

Writer: Amber Lone
Director: Michael Judge
Design: Roma Patel
Cast: Balvinder Hayer, Ery Nzaramba, Robert Solar, Selina Zaza and Seray Morka
Music: Stephen Hudson
Lighting Design: Ian Scott
Fight Director: Brett Yount
Movement Consultant: Vik Sivalingam
Production Management: Adam Carrée
Stage Managers: Beth Hoare & Patrick Birch
Voice Coach: Claudette Williams
Casting: Bernadette O’Brien
Photography: Pau Ros
Dramaturg: Carl Miller


Set and costume Design