“It takes a village to kill a child.”
Experience this much-celebrated production of this incredible play for young audiences from Sport for Jove's Artistic Director, Damien Ryan.
The existential crisis facing our world today has triggered a deafening chorus of ‘How dare you!’ screamed from the heart of our planet’s youth. And it’s not just about climate issues. What can children teach us in their struggle to be heard?
Characterised by a true vision of today’s youth, Sport for Jove’s furiously energetic new production of Romeo and Juliet dazzled and moved thousands of students in 2022 and 2023, with some of Australia’s most exciting young actors of Shakespeare taking on Juliet, Romeo, Paris, Mercutio, Benvolio, and Balthazar. Surrounded by an extraordinary group of experienced players, the young cast give this production an authenticity and honest rawness, a sense of danger and the genuine awkwardness of youth.
The production takes on the spirit of a filthy Italian opera, driven by love and heat, fights and fevers of the mind, and, of course, by Shakespeare’s soaring poetry. We are carried to backcountry Verona, a profoundly insular town, trapped in cycles of tradition and vendetta, staring out at the future with moral pollution at its heart. Only its children’s courage to express themselves will bring change. With the mad blood stirring, two young lovers meet and set in motion the most iconic love story of all time, that of Juliet and her Romeo.
A thrilling introduction to Shakespeare for young audiences and such an important work for students to experience live.
Photographer: Seiya Taguchi
Show Image - Photographer: Kate Williams
Middle School English & Drama syllabus - Introduction to and sophisticated analysis of Shakespeare’s plays and theatrical practices.
Senior English – Year 11
120 minutes, no interval + Q&A post show
STUDENT RESOURCE KIT PROVIDED
Dates and Booking
Wed, 8 May
Thu, 9 May
Fri, 10 May
Sat, 11 May
Tue, 14 May
Wed, 15 May
Thu, 16 May
Fri, 17 May
Wed, 22 May
Thu, 23 May
Fri, 24 May
Mon, 27 May
Tue, 28 May
Wed, 29 May
Thu, 30 May
Fri, 31 May
10.30am + 7pm
“Sport for Jove engage their student audiences with truly beautiful, rich performances which come from a deep understanding of their subject as well as the capacity for theatre to bring stories to life in a vivid, visceral way.”
– KATHRYN BREEN, ASSISTANT HEAD OF SECONDARY,
SHIRE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL