October 2014: Romeo and Juliet staged in the baths

SHAKESPEARE’s classic tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet was brought to life in an unconventional setting – the Victoria Baths in Manchester.

‘Home’ in an innovative new theatre company in Manchester. It is a collaboration between The Library Theatre and Corner House.

The company will open a multimillion arts building next year and in preparation for it they have been staging productions in site-specific venues.
Students from Years 12 and 13 went to the Victorian swimming pool to watch a version of Romeo and Juliet.

Expressive arts teacher Miss Anthony said: “It was a suitably romantic and tragic location for this play.

“It was a promenade performance and the audience moved between three difference locations within the baths as the story unfolded.

“It was a fantastic experience for students to watch theatre outside the conventional theatre space and witness how a location can enhance and alter the meaning of a performance.”