Romeo and Juliet

Botanic Gardens, Albury

Fri, Sat March 2, 3, 9, 10, 2018

Synopsis:

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.

Cast:

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

 

Notes:

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!

Crew:

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

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