This 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet was set in 1940s/50s Italy, and costumes were inspired by The Sopranos and The Godfather. Director Neil Bartlett also made the decision to have Juliet deliver her lines in the balcony scene from a cast-iron bed frame.
Anneika Rose … Juliet
David Dawson … Romeo
Director … Neil Bartlett
Designer … Kandis Cook
Additional resources can be found for this production here.
Article “Sweet Sorrow” by Neil Bartlett which addresses why Romeo and Juliet remains popular and is a good introduction into the subject of Shakespeare.
For more information about past productions of Romeo and Juliet by the Royal Shakespeare Company, see the RSC Archive.