About After Juliet
After Juliet, by Scottish playwright Sharman Macdonald and developed with the Royal National Theatre, explores the world of Romeo and Juliet after their deaths.
The play follows Rosaline, the girl who Romeo was pining for in the days before he met Juliet, and, ironically, Juliet's cousin. She, and peers, the many other young Capulets and Montagues who live on, are forced to reckon with the unthinkable: The murder and suicide of 5 young people in the span of a week.
The adults in their lives are thinking of other things. They are absent, ignoring the children, while they seek legal revenge against the Nurse and Friar Lawrence, who they blame for the spate of violence. once more with increasing violence, need for revenge, and doomed loves in turmoil. It is up to the young people of Verona to decide whether the cycle of violence and prejudice will continue or if they can rise up, above the world given to them by their parents, and move towards peace and new beginnings.