LOVE ME TO DEATH

Intermission Youth Theatre runs the show with 15-25 year olds who are at risk of offending, offenders or lacking in opportunities. Intermission Youth Theatre uses Shakespeare plays as inspiration, and reimagines his works by interspersing his original language with street rhetoric creating our own contemporary interpretations. Love Me to Death is Romeo and Juliet transported to London.Two London boroughs both alike in poverty, south and east - she's from E8 and he's from southeast, where Intermission tell their tale. These two lovers fight for their love despite the backlash of each hood. Each year a new Shakespeare inspired play is developed by Artistic Director Darren Raymond and The Youth Theatre members, using personal experiences to connect with the themes and stories.Darren 34-year-old, had been in jail for three years when the opportunity to sign up for a course offered by The London Shakespeare Workout arose. The organisation's aim to "utilise the language of Shakespeare as a tool, a stepping stone to change through effective interaction".To further enhance individual development, they offer mentoring and pastoral care alongside their training.

Intermission Young Theatre takes place into St Saviour's Church.The church is one of the most beautiful building in the heart of Knightsbridge, that offers a sense of peace and tranquility to it's community and passers by.

Romeo - The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. A young man of about eighteen, Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. He lives in the middle of a violent feud between his family and the Capulets, but he is not at all interested in violence. His only interest is love.

Juliet - The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet.A beautiful seventeen-year-old girl, Juliet begins the play as a naïve child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Romeo, the son of her family’s great enemy.

Romeo speaks to Juliet, and the two experience a profound attraction. They kiss, not even knowing each other’s names. When he finds out from Juliet’s nurse that she is the daughter of Capulet—his family’s enemy—he becomes distraught.

Juliet's parents told her she must marry Paris, not her lover Romeo. She refuses in the beginning, but later agrees because she plans to fake her death and escape to be with Romeo forever.

Romeo learns only of Juliet’s death and decides to kill himself rather than live without her. He buys some poison from a reluctant Apothecary, then speeds back to take his own life at Juliet’s tomb. Outside the Capulet crypt, Romeo comes upon Paris.They fight, and Romeo kills Paris. He enters the tomb, sees Juliet’s inanimate body, drinks the poison, and dies by her side.