Romeo & Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare

It’s a balmy Summer night in Verona. Two teenagers are transfixed by one another across a dance floor. They flirtatiously share a love poem.

In a world of high passion where violence erupts on the street and the bonds of family allegiance must be broken in order to pursue forbidden love, two young lovers rail against an older generation and the prejudice of their society. Their love turns to tragedy as their fate plays out. Was it written in the stars all along?

Romeo and Juliet is an ideal introduction for teenagers to the plays of William Shakespeare. This tragic story is told with humour and pathos and delights as much as it saddens.

All performances are followed by a Q&A with the actors. The post-show analysis session will help students focus on the major characters and explore the themes of love, hate, prejudice, the part played by circumstance and fortune and the generational conflict between teenagers and their parents.

Duration: 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A. A 90 minute session recommended
Suitability: Year 8 - 10
Ideas / Issues / Themes:  Fate, Love, Individual vs Society


tour dates in-schools

Term 2: Tuesday 17 April - Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
Term 4: Monday 8 October - Friday 19 October

Abbotsford Convent

Wednesday 13 June: 1.00pm (Q&A)

cost

$9.50 per student, groups +120 students
$1140.00 minimum performance fee, groups -120 students
All prices include GST, cancellation fees apply

venue requirements

Minimum 6m x 6m of flat, clear playing space with access to power
Bump in - 60 minutes
Bump out - 20 minutes


Students can visualise the actors and better see the motivations of the characters. Hearing the language spoken so fluently really helps to demystify Shakespeare.
— Ruyton Girls' School