14 AUG
Nightshade 14 AUG
Saturday 14th August

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
Adaptation written by Sumah Ebelé
Devised by the ADP 2021 Company

When worlds collide and hate divides, what will it finally take to bury this strife?

Born enemies find themselves in the same place at the same time, with only 6 weeks to change their fate. Fuelled by love, inherited hatred and now questioning all they know, a pair of star-cross’d lovers will change the course of history as we know it.
The classic love story, re-imagined and retold by a young ensemble experiencing the summer of their lives; brought to you this August by the ADP 2021 Company at Hackney Empire.

The Artist Development Programme (ADP) is a two-week summer programme; in just ten days a company of young artists and creatives aged 14 – 19 years old and mentored by industry professionals, will create and present a sensational new piece of musical theatre, which if you with patient ears attend, what here shall miss, their toil shall strive to mend.

Hackney Empire


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