Time to get rid of the excess
A man and woman look at each other between a pane of glass that has condensation on it.

The story has been told in every kind of way over the last few hundred years: with emphasis on the good, the bad, the beautiful and the grotesque. But never has the tragedy of Capulets and Montagues been told in the context of VAT Teater.

So, what is Romeo and Juliet like at VAT?

It’s brief, brisk, passionate, bloody, indecent, virtual and physical, Dionysian and subdued in a very Franciscanesque manner. Aare Toikka has removed everything excessive from Shakespeare’s legendary tale and added his own color to ensure the play will remain fresh.

But regardless of the color, the message remains: no adjustment to the story will change the timeless truth that the raw flames of passion and love are as stubborn as weeds that always find a way to break through any social concrete.

Creative Team

Author | William Shakespeare

Director | Aare Toikka

Designer | Iir Hermeliin

Composer | Veiko Tubin

Light designer | Sander Põllu

Video designer | Sander Põldsaar

Choreographers | Marge Ehrenbusch and Tanel Saar

Cast | Henessi Schmidt, Karmo Nigula, Karolin Jürise, Elina Reinold, Margo Teder, Ago Soots and Tanel Saar

Premiere: 3rd of September 2020 Vaba Lava in the Big Hall (Tallinn, Estonia)

Contact us
VAT Teater MTÜ
National Library Theatre Hall
Tõnismägi 2 (location)
10122 TallinnEstland

Mail address: Endla 3, 10122 Tallinn

VAT No. EE 100 744 512
(+372) 6 450 959
(+372) 6 307 272
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