Montagues and Capulets of Kensington and Chelsea! Borough-based Intermission Youth Theatre – a charity who works with 15-25 year olds who have either offended or are at the risk of offending – have developed their latest performance – a present day reworking of Romeo and Juliet.

Intermission’s aim is to offer an outlet for creativity and help build self-confidence, ambition and aspiration through reimagining Shakespeare’s work to reflect aspects of youth culture in London today. In Brompton and Hans Town ward, where Intermission Theatre is based, Councillors have recently supported them through City Living, Local Life to help continue their apprenticeship scheme.

Love me to Death runs from Wednesday, 26 October – Saturday, 19 November, every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30pm at St Saviour’s Church (SW3 1SA). Each performance is followed by a talk-back with the young people involved.

Tickets are £16 (£11 concessions) and can be booked online. More information on the work of Intermission Youth Theatre can be found on their website.

Two boroughs alike in poverty, south and east, where we tell our story.

From past issues up to present gang wars, evading the laws to kill without cause.

Then he saw her, it was love at first sight, she caught a glimpse and was like, he’s alright!

But she’s from E8 and he’s from south east, and they got bare beef,

So that means no peace.

But these two lovers were prepared to fight, and tread the fearful tight rope of their plight.

Despite the backlash of the hood enraged, this passion was one lion they could not cage.

Engage, and with patient ears tell others, that our stage is full of Shakespeare’s lovers.