Romeo and Juliet

Rehearsal schedule


Rehearsal schedule for Romeo and Juliet as listed below…

Part Scenes Cast needed
Part 1 1.1 (Pages 1 & 2), 1.5, 3.1 All cast, except for Juliet and Friar
Part 2 1.1 (pages 3 – 5), 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.4 Capulet, Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio, Paris, Peter, Nurse (to join)
Part 3 1.3, 2.5, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 Capulet, Lady Capulet, Juliet, Nurse (Lydia, Eleanor, Paris to join)
Part 4 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1 Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Friar
Part 5 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Capulet, Lady Capulet, Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Nurse
Part 6 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 Capulet, Lady Capulet, Romeo, Juliet, Friar, Sister, Apothecary, Prince, Montague, Paris, Page, Balthasar, Guards, Nurse

Rehearsal Part/s
Tuesday 4 April Read through
Thursday 6 April Part 5
Tuesday 11 April Part 1
Thursday 13 April Part 3
Tuesday 25 April Part 4
Thursday 27 April Part 2
Tuesday 2 May Part 6
Thursday 4 May Parts 1 & 2
Tuesday 9 May Parts 3 & 4
Thursday 11 May Parts 5 & 6
No books onstage from this point
Tuesday 16 May Parts 1 & 2
Thursday 18 May Parts 3 & 4
Tuesday 23 May Parts 5 & 6
Thursday 25 May Run through
Tuesday 30 May All cast please keep free
Thursday 1 June All cast please keep free
Sunday 4 June 9.30am – 12.30pm Company scenes in the Tithe Barn
Tuesday 6 June Run first half(to end of Act 2)
Thursday 8 June Run second half (Act 3 to end)
Sunday 11 June 9.30am – 12.30pm Run first half in the Tithe Barn
Tuesday 13 June Run through
Thursday 15 June All cast please keep free
Sunday 18 June 9.30am – 12.30pm Run second half in the Tithe Barn
Tuesday 20 June First half
Thursday 22 June Second half
Sunday 25 June Tech run – all last required
Monday 26 June First dress
Tuesday 27 June Final dress
Wednesday 28 June Performance
Thursday 29 June Performance
Friday 30 June Performance
Saturday 1 July Performance

Romeo and Juliet, Tithe Barn 28 June – 1 July 2017


Thank you for auditioning for our Summer production. We were delighted with the number of people who auditioned – except for the fact that it made choosing the cast very difficult! You can see the cast list below, congratulations to all who were successful in getting a part, we are really looking forward to working with you all!

First rehearsal? – Tues 4 April 7.30 – 10pm at Wiltshire Music Centre for read-through.

Please note! – Please contact me to confirm your acceptance of your part and to let me know of any rehearsal dates when you will be unavailable.

I have some hard copies of the amended script available at £5. If you would prefer me to send you an electronic version which you can print yourself, please let me know.

Contact for queries: Director
Phil Courage – courages@tiscali.co.uk 01225 864154 or 07443007714
or Production Manager
Dee Way – deeway@btinternet.com 01225 867099

Character Actor
Escalus, prince of Verona Alan Schonfeld
Montague, head of warring household Simon R. Green
Lady Montague, wife to Montague Sue Bolden
Romeo, son to Montague Archie Twhearn
Mercutio, friend to Romeo Peter Emuss
Benvolio, friend to Romeo James Carter
Balthasar, servant to Romeo Alex Watson
Capulet, head of warring household Tom Schonfeld
Lady Capulet, wife to Capulet Felicity Courage
Juliet, daughter to Capulet Phoebe Lester
Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet Gareth Lloyd
Nurse to Juliet Cally Smart
Peter, servant to Juliet’s nurse Ben Ponsford
Gregory Luke Howe
Paris, a young nobleman Giles de Rivaz
Page to Paris Eleanor Powell
Friar Laurence Graham Billing
Sister Margaret, Franciscan Dee Way
An Apothecary Freda Ferne
Citizens of Verona, Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants Lydia Rowe, Danielle Corlette-Clarke, Ellie Stiles, Edie Bessant, Kate Blowers, Peter Emuss, Ben Ponsford, Archie Basson, Eleanor Powell, Freda Ferne, Beryl Baggs, Sue Bolden, Dee Way, Jerome Way.

Summer 2017


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Romeo & Juliet – in the Tithe Barn! There’s one not to be missed!


Yes folks, the Bradfordians will be performing one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays in our beloved barn the week of 28 June to 1 July 2017. There are loads of excellent parts to audition for – some of which have changed gender! Auditions are open to everyone at the Lambert rooms – 7.30pm Tuesday 28 February and Thursday 2 March 2017.

For more details contact director – Phil Courage at courages@tiscali.co.uk or on 01225 864154

Character Playing age Type
Escalus, prince of Verona 30-70 Regal, with authority
Montague, head of warring household 40-70 Pompous, caring
Lady Montague, wife to Montague 40-70 Motherly, dignified
Romeo, son to Montague 16-20 Idealistic, impressionable
Mercutio, friend to Romeo 18-30 Intelligent, sarcastic, witty
Benvolio, friend to Romeo 18-30 Gentle, loyal, peacemaker
Balthasar, servant to Romeo 15-50
Abraham, servant to Montague 15-50
Capulet, head of warring household 40-70 Quick tempered, traditionalist
Lady Capulet, wife to Capulet 35-60 Protective, unsure of herself
Juliet, daughter to Capulet 14-18 Vulnerable, strong-willed, romantic
Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet 20-40 Angry, defensive, mercurial
Nurse to Juliet 35-65 Comic, protective, not bright
Peter, servant to Juliet’s nurse 20-50 Comic sidekick of nurse
Sampson? ??
Gregory? ??
Potpan servants to Capulet Male or female
Paris, a young nobleman 30-45 Upright, boring nobleman
Page to Paris ??
Friar Laurence 40-70 Warm, benevolent, intelligent
Sister Margaret, Franciscan 20-60 Messenger
An Apothecary 40-90 Wise but impoverished – male or female
Citizens of Verona, Maskers, Guards, Watchmen, and Attendants 9-99 A motley bunch, no doubt