The Australian Shakespeare Company is helping us getting in the mood for love with their sensational new production of Romeo and Juliet. Starring Alison Whyte, Nicole Nabout and Wolfgang Reed, the show will provide a refreshing take on this famous play, complete with star-crossed lovers, comic relief and Bollywood inspiration. See it under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens, from February 10 to March 11.
Romeo and Juliet
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day activity, or a fun summer’s night out, this outdoor show will not disappoint. Pack a picnic, enjoy the sunset and watch this romantic tragedy unfold before your eyes.
Romeo and Juliet is pretty much required reading in school, but if you need a refresher, it’s a tale of two young lovers from feuding households, who risk everything to be together.
“Romeo and Juliet is a celebration of the joy of love, the power of family, the value of friends and the futility of hate,” said Artistic Director Glenn Elston. “Our adaptation of Romeo and Juliet will melt the hardest heart and inspire the better part of human nature, and we can’t wait to bring it to Melburnians during the month of love.”
You’re encouraged to bring your own picnic, or take advantage of the catering on-site before the show. General Admission ticket holders are invited to bring a picnic rug, cushion or little chair to sit on, to help keep you comfortable on the grass. Depending on the size of your chair, you may have to sit at the back as a courtesy to those sitting on blankets. As this is an outdoor event, consider bringing a hat, blanket, sunscreen, water bottle or jacket to help keep you comfortable.
If you upgrade to an A Reserve ticket, you will be given a souvenir programme and seated on a personalised low rise chair in the Premium Reserved seating area. You will also receive a complementary red, white or sparkling wine to enjoy during the performance. You will also receive a complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate to keep warm during the interval.