Directed by John Moss
Everyone knows Romeo and Juliet as the greatest love story ever told. Audiences come to see it
with expectations that should be met, such as getting to see a romantic balcony scene. But the play is also about a hateful feud and dysfunctional families which fail the very young teenage protagonists with behaviour that we now call child abuse. Our Romeo and Juliet will set out to be uncompromising and edgy, with an unflinching spotlight on teenage passion in a society that is out of control.
John Moss is a teacher of Shakespeare and drama with over forty years of directing experience. His
most recent shows have been Sir Thomas More (CSF, 2022) and Twelfth Night (Arden Theatre, 2023).
John loves the inclusive community ethos of CSF: he says directing for the festival is both enormous fun and a great privilege.
Tyler Hill House, 13 Calais Hill, Tyler Hill, CT2 9LT