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Romeo & Juliet

Sport for Jove’s new production of Romeo & Juliet shows how it takes a village to kill a child.

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Company: Sport for Jove
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Romeo & Juliet

Date: 13 Nov 2019

It takes a village to kill a child. 

The existential crisis facing our world today, the product of a lack of practical leadership from our earth’s elders, has triggered a deafening chorus of ‘How dare you!’ And it’s not just about climate issues. What can children teach us in their struggle to be heard?

Sport for Jove’s new production of Romeo & Juliet is characterised by a true vision of today’s youth – the rarely seen innovation of actual teenagers playing Juliet, Romeo, Paris, Mercutio, Benvolio and Balthazar. 

Director Damien Ryan’s production takes on the spirit of a filthy Italian opera, driven by heat and sensuality, chaos, fights and fevers of the mind, by Shakespeare’s soaring poetry, and featuring an original a cappella vocal score by Naomi Livingston and Drew Livingston.

Romeo & Juliet also plays at Leura Everglades Park (January 11-26) and Old Government House, Parramatta (February 2-March 1)

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