Confused young Romeo falls in
love with dreamy Juliet. As would be expected the parents disapprove.
(The families have hated each other for a long time.) In fact Juliet’s
parents disapprove so much they plan to marry her of to Paris (the
capital of France).
Interfering old Friar
Lawrence, rather than advising them to stick in at their studies and get
a good university degree before worrying about marriage, gives Juliet
some freaky hemlock potion that will make her appear dead.
Juliet takes the potion and everyone thinks she’s dead – including
Romeo. Instead of going clubbing and finding another girl, Romeo ends
his life by drinking poison. At the precise moment of Romeo’s death
Juliet awakes. Seeing boyfriend Romeo lying dead she stabs herself with
Ironically the tragic death of their children bring the two sets of
families together and they live happily ever after (apart from grieving
constantly about the pointless loss of two innocent kids).