Romeo and Juliet – cancelled
There never was a tale of more woe, than that of Juliet and her Romeo.
“Two households, both alike in dignity…”
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate?
Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together. Tender and violent. Thrilling and tragic.
Everyman Theatre is proud to present one of the most passionate stories ever told. Romeo and Juliet reminds us all of the audacious intensity with which we can love another — and of the bitter sting that can follow.
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two young lovers torn between their budding romance and the age-old, war-like, family feud which threatens to tear their city apart at its seams. The lovers must navigate the tangled web of their own lies and deceits while maintaining the face of loyalty to their respective families. All of which comes to a head as mislaid messages and plans born of desperation swell to a crescendo in the most renowned death scene in classical theatre.
This production will prove a more acerbic and visceral re-telling of the classic tale. With a combination of the region’s best young talent and most celebrated actors under the direction of associate director Christopher Zuber, Everyman Theatre will bring the timeless tale of the Montagues and Capulets to life — with a quintessential Everyman twist.
Everyman Theatre is a winner of several Canberra Critics’ Circle awards for excellence.
VENUE: This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall (next door to The Q)
EARLY BIRD available until 17 May 2020
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 20 minutes plus interval
AUDIENCE ADVICE: Coarse language, ages 14+