R'n'J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Roz and Jules

Theatre (new writing, comedy)

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  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Dram
  • 12:45
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Stolen Cactus
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Juliet is double pregnant, Rosaline decides she does indeed want Romeo dick, but Romeo is definitely dead. Join Roz and Jules on an epic Thelma and Louise-style multimedia tragicomedy adventure in clearing their good names, healing age-old family strife and safely delivering those babies!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift at the front of the building. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Dram can be accessed via the building lift to the 1st floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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MH 89 days ago

A gem absolutely worth seeing before the Fringe ends. What makes this fast-paced alternative ending/sequel to Romeo and Juliet work so well is the beautiful blend between Shakespearean and contemporary, comedy and tragedy, film and live action, actors in multiple roles or disguises, life and death, and the sheer inventiveness of the story. The 1 hour went by so fast. There is so much scope for development of this 1-act show into a multi-act play in a professional Shakespearean venue.

David Hellewell 93 days ago

Definitely well worth a visit.A bit odd and a bit patchy and not quite everything works but mix of original story and lots of new text mixing in modern references and Shakespearean dialogue and covers lots of modern issues such as drugs and social media and teenage pregnancy and abortion and lots of others. Very clever use of video on a screen behind the stage for off screen scenes and simultaneous scenes. Very powerful performances from the Roz and Jules actresses. Very good and very clever and the wee bits that don’t quite work don’t spoil at all. Give it a go

Becca 104 days ago

Juliet awakes remade as Jules and together with cousin Roz they deal with the aftermath of Romeo’s inconstancy & death on a road trip to Messina. Shakespeare rethought with a ensemble cast. Full of modern (& ancient) references. This talented cast deftly run amok with serious intent. A thought provoking and entertaining piece that is enjoyable and well delivered.

AV 104 days ago

Imaginative, witty and true to Shakespeare’s style. The cast deliver a frenetic and enjoyable performance with an amazing amount of quick changes. True fringe glory and a great way to start your day!

GK 104 days ago

A very interesting, tragic and funny story. All the cast play multiple roles and give very strong performances. A modern take on Shakespeare and not something I had seen done before. Loved the Video Link. Very Clever.

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 92 days ago

Have you ever wondered what would happen if our dear Romeo and Juliet—time’s star-crossed lovers—never took their lives together? Or better yet, what dominoes would fall if Juliet were to live on and carry her lover’s children? Well, Stolen Cactus’ R’n’J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Roz and Jules playing at the Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, is here to answer all your hypotheticals in their alternate, updated story of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet.

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