Romeo and Juliet
Revival of the play by
Benet was delighted to be asked to direct Shakespeare's romance for the 26th Annual Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.
Working within its traditional very short rehearsal period (2 weeks, of often 10 or 11 hour days) would have been an intimidating challenge but for the very high quality cast who made it one of the easier tasks of recent times.
The resulting period-set production in the gorgeous surroundings of Kings College Gardens bore little resemblance to Ben's typical work but for the fast-pace of its playing but was all the better for it. It was seen by the largest total audience for one of his shows since SOUL SIKHER in 2005.
Benet returns to CSF in Summer 2014.