Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

30 August 2018

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27 Sep – 13 Oct @ Limelight Theatre ·
Presented by Limelight Theatre ·

TWO star-crossed lovers come together despite constant opposition from their warring families in Limelight Theatre’s latest production, described as “the greatest love story ever told”.

Directed by Peter Clark, Romeo and Juliet was first performed 424 years ago and is one of the most popular Shakespeare plays performed today – but it’s the first time Shakespeare has been performed at Limelight Theatre in its 45-year history.

Street brawls, a masquerade, hope and the best laid schemes of the well-intentioned lead to an inevitable and tragic conclusion in the immortal love story. Clark said he had gone for a contemporary take on the Shakespeare classic.

“This is to ensure the production is easily accessible for the audience – for both first-time Shakespeareans and the experienced – so they have the ability to relate and feel for the characters as the story unfolds,” he said  “Our production designer has designed and produced a wonderful set and staging for the show. The overall look and feel of the production is also assisted with very specific lighting effects, music, film and costume. I was trained to believe that Shakespeare was written for all and should never be perceived as boring or dated – my approach to this production provides all the necessary ingredients to ensure it is not.  It’s a two-hour production that packs a punch without losing the core integrity of the script and central themes around love.”

Romeo and Juliet plays at 8pm September 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13 with a 2pm matinee October 7. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – book at or on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday.
Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.

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Callum O’Mara and Lauren Thomas play the title roles in Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Peter Clark

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