69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.
The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change but leads all too quickly to heart breaking consequences.
With Bally Gill as Romeo and Karen Fishwick as Juliet.
★★★★ ‘Wonderfully fresh version has something rare and precious…an urgent sense that this matters here and now, that young hearts and lives, rather than just iambic pentameters, are at stake. From the moment we meet Romeo (Bally Gill) and Juliet (Karen Fishwick), we believe in them as a pulsing flesh and blood couple‘ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘This must be the most fleet-footed account of Romeo and Juliet since West Side Story. Erica Whyman has done something bold, which is incorporate into the company a handful of pupils from schools across the country; their freshness rubs off onto the rest of the cast.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Karen Fishwick is a serious delight…flanked by a gorgeous performance by Ishia Bennison’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Youthful and energetic take on Shakespeare’s tragedy… the passion and swagger of Bally Gill’s infatuated Romeo…he’s utterly convincing as the smitten would-be hero, half show-off and half sensitive new man.‘ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘Fresh and engaging. Two hugely appealing performances from Karen Fishwick and Bally Gill as the star-crossed lovers.‘ The Stage
This production of Romeo and Juliet contains strobe effects.
Please note: This is a screening of the theatre performance, recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 18th July, 2018.
11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – Romeo & Juliet
3.45pm – Event concludes (Including 20 min interval)