An intelligent and innovative production of ROMEO & JULIET, which explores the depths of this tragic, bloody romance and its central conflict between love and death, Eros and Thanatos. The setting is Baroque Italy, where clan violence, dignity, aristocracy, Catholicism, arranged marriages and chaste love are all imaginable. A world where the symbolic becomes real. The play is highly stylised; masked balls and ritual violence form set pieces. A rich theatrical performance, maintaining a Shakespearian style that relies on the skills of the actors and the imaginations of the viewers rather than complex settings and design. ROMEO & JULIET is one of the most popular plays ever written and TNT Theatre present it with all its poetry and romance intact, while delivering a powerful, stylised drama.