Botanic Gardens, Albury
Fri, Sat March 2, 3, 9, 10, 2018
Medieval Verona will be brought to Albury Botanic Gardens in March 2018 when one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, “Romeo and Juliet,” will be presented by The Other Theatre Company.
Two star-crossed lovers come together in spite of the constant opposition of their warring families. Street brawls, a masquerade, hope, and the best laid schemes of the well intentioned will lead to an inevitable and tragic conclusion.
Director Christine Duff says, “This is one of Shakespeare’s first works, written when he was starting to make a name for himself as a playwright. It has always been one of his most popular plays, enjoying success from its very first staging in Shakespeare’s time. Technically it is one of his tragedies, but one with some lighter moments of comedy, at least in the beginning, and a fair amount of swashbuckling swordplay to keep the audience entertained. One of the strong dramatic themes includes the impetuousness of young love.”
Romeo and Juliet is The Other Theatre Company’s fifth adaptation of a Shakespeare classic.
BYO your favourite picnic, picnic chair or rug, or enjoy the food and refreshments on offer in the Gardens. A BYO permit has been obtained for the responsible consumption of alcohol with your picnic meal.
Romeo WILL COCHRANE
Juliet DANIELLE MOHR
Tybalt JACOB McCROHAN
Mercutio DARBY QUINLIVAN
Benvolio MACK OSWALD
Balthasar ARCHIE MYERS
Capulet / Prologue CLEVE SHAW
Lady Capulet KATE CHAMBERLAIN
Montague DAVID NEWPORT
Lady Montague SHOSHANNA GRIFFIN
Friar Laurence KAZMER HARANGOZO
The Princess STELLA KLIRONOMAKIS
Sampson / Friar John SCOTT BISHOP
Gregory / Nurse PETER UNIACKE
Paris / Attendant MATT LANE
Abraham / Watchman SOLLY TANUVASA
Rosaline JACQUI MCMAHON
Peter WILLIAM PHILLIPS
Page TESSA WORLEY
Capulet Servant MILLIE CUMMINS
Princess Attendant CAITLIN BRICE
Ensemble ELLOISE O’CONNOR, TASH IRWIN, LILY RATCLIFFE, DARCIE CAMPBELL, MADDISON LIA
Welcome, to our fifth anniversary of Shakespeare in the Albury Botanic Gardens! Romeo and Juliet is a love story and a tragedy, but it has also been sprinkled with some of Shake spear’s funniest moments, all of which our actors have been polishing for months just for you to see tonight.
Shakespeare is all about letting the sparkling language wash over you as you follow the action you see on stage – our brilliant actors will ensure you can easily tell what’s happening – and who knows? Perhaps you’ll take away a memory that will stay with you forever.
Tonight you will see some of the regions most talented actors – young and old, new to the stage and experienced performers – having a bit of fun and bringing to you some of the most dramatic characters ever created. We’ve also been privileged to be working with some of the Murray Con’s finest – The Ladybirds and The Shamrockers – who provide the music to our journey.
We thank you for supporting your community theatre and hope very much that you enjoy with us, the greatest love story ever told – Romeo and Juliet!
Director CHRISTINE DUFF
Producer PETER UNIACKE
Choreographer LAURA BRAY
Stage Manager ANDREW SANDFORD
Assist. Stage Manager JOSHUA SANDFORD
Lighting PARTY OZ ENTERTAINMENT
Props LOUISE McQUADE, JAMIE-LEE McCALL
Backstage JAMIE-LEE McCall, RAIYNE PEATEY, ZAC LIA, ANDREW CHRISTY, GEORGE PENDER, MIGUEL DE OLIVEIRA, PETER UNIACKE
Sets GEORGE PENDER, MIGUEL DE OLIVEIRA, PETER UNIACKE
Front of House JODIE SCHUTTE, ANDREE PENDER, MARY O’CONNELL, DONNA BISHOP, TIM VAN VEEN, TANYA HARVEY, LAURA UNIACKE, ELLEN SPLITTGERBER
Graphic Design LAURA UNIACKE of RUBY JAY DESIGN
Promotion SHOSHANNA GRIFFIN, RO McGILLIVRAY
Music THE LADYBIRDS, THE SHAMROCKERS