Juliet & Romeo Lost Dog Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least. Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea. With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity. Juliet and Romeo opened with a three week London run split between Battersea Arts Centre and The Place which coincided with Valentine’s Day 2018. The work will tour in Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. Age recommendation: 13+ “Insightful, funny and rich. Smoulders with equal parts lust and loathing” ★★★★ Time Out ABOUT THE PERFORMER Lost Dog is a dance theatre company headed by Artistic Director Ben Duke. Lost Dog occupies a unique position in the cultural landscape; drawing in and mixing ideas from theatre, dance, comedy, circus and storytelling in a way no other company does. Our mission is to create performances that use the temporary community of theatre to connect us to ourselves and to each other. Our subject matter is the epic and everyday stories we live and share. Our medium is a unique mongrel of dance, theatre and comedy.