Date(s) - 25 Oct 2013
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
Booking details can be found at sydneytheatre.com.au. Please request seats with a good view of the caption screens, at time of booking.
Sydney Theatre Company presents
By William Shakespeare
The greatest love story of all time? Certainly. But it’s also a prototype for some of culture’s other great narratives: the rebellion against generations past, and the need to escape from a predetermined future.
One of the most thrilling things about young love is that often it is forbidden. And that very act of prohibition makes it all the more alluring.
Following his celebrated directorial debut with STC, Under Milk Wood, Kip Williams will bring his deft touch to this most familiar of plays, but one that offers up new insights with every generation.
For today’s privileged young people, love and lust become pastimes to alleviate the boredom. Until it hits for real. Then the confined world of family expectation and adolescent ennui blows wide apart.
Featuring a cast of some of Australian theatre’s most talented rising stars, Romeo and Juliet explores the naïve idealism and hormone-driven chaos of youth with heartbreaking results.