Mad Blood Stirring: Five minutes with Chay February

Written by Sarah
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8th February 2019
A young man pointing his finger, holding a knife in his right hand.

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Guided through Shakespeare’s original text by the Friar, speaking modern English, Romeo and Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring is an unforgettable introduction to his devastating love story. We catch up with Chay February who plays Tybalt.

Can you describe Tybalt in three words?

Aggressive, hot headed, confident.

Tybalt is know as the ‘Prince of Cats’, are you a cat or a dog person?

I’m a dog person. Dogs are better than cats!

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?

People places & things, with Denise Gough! It was such a real performance and it’s one I’ll never forget – it’s the reason why I act!

Romeo and Juliet is about feuding families. Which fictional family would you like to be a member of?

I couldn’t change! This place needs nothing else.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?

Telepathy – I’d like to know what people really think about things!


Romeo and Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring toured nationally to The Albany, London; The Core at Corby Cube; Z-arts, Manchester; Warwick Arts Centre; New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth and Oxford Playhouse.

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Photo: Chay February playing Tybalt, in Romeo & Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring.