Rosaline is the niece of Lord Capulet and the woman with whom Romeo is infatuated at the beginning of the play.
Although never appearing on stage, she is referred to by others as a great beauty and committed to a life of chastity. Her role in the play is important: Romeo’s unrequited love for Rosaline leads him to try to catch a glimpse of her at a gathering hosted by the Capulet family, during which he first spots Juliet.
About the writer
Charlie Zarb trained in comedy improv at The Free Association and is a founding member of the comedy improv trio, No Refunds. Despite the pandemic causing global chaos, he was able to enjoy the process of putting pen to paper and trying to sound a bit like Shakespeare. This is the first monologue he’s written and he hopes it won’t be the last.
Twyla’s theatre experience includes extensive work with the award winning Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, in which she has performed lead roles in both the Festival and Minerva Theatre. She has trained under both LAMDA and TRINITY exam boards and has a background in classical and contemporary dance. In 2016 she co-produced Romeo & Juliet at King’s College Chapel, where she played Juliet. Under the direction of Jake Smith she played Rosalind
for Petersfield Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It in July 2017 and Princess Katherine in Henry V in 2018. She is delighted to be a part of PSF online however much she hates self-tapes!
Becky directed PSF’s summer production of The Comedy of Errors last year. She is based in Scotland and has worked with the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Traverse Theatre as a workshop leader and director.
She previously spent two years on attachment with the Royal Shakespeare Company, working on the 2018/19 production of Romeo & Juliet and previously on Richard Bean’s The Hypocrite for Hull City of Culture 2017.
In Yorkshire, Becky is an Associate Artist of East Riding Theatre’s resident company, She Productions, having made the new musical, It’s Different For Girls, which played to great acclaim in 2017/18 and Bombshells in January this year.
Becky was a finalist for the prestigious JMK Directing Award in 2019.