By Lesley Eltringham

The Rep had a huge success with our innovative Valentine’s Weekend performance of an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet, en promenade, the audience moving with the actors around Hexham Abbey. This meant they could fully immerse themselves in the story, whilst playing their very own part in the play.

The show looked to juxtapose vintage and contemporary, offering an entirely different take on the traditional piece.

Hayley Grant was directing her first production for the Rep, alongside Jonny Woollett, and thanks the Abbey for the opportunity to use the space.

Hayley also paid thanks to her cast of Preppies and the main repertory society for their hard work and dedication during rehearsals making the production. Our audience loved it and we had many positive responses.

Romeo and Juliet at Hexham Abbey