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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rob Pensalfini
Aug 19 - Sept 5
Roma Street Parkland

This August, the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble launches its 20th Birthday celebrations with a Spring season of Romeo & Juliet.

In a city torn apart by warring families, two young people push back against the expectations surrounding them. Juliet refuses to allow her life and sexuality to be traded for security, while Romeo distances himself from the boys club mentality in which he was raised. In their greatest act of defiance, the two teenagers find unexpected love. But, is youthful love enough to mend ancient rifts?

Marking the ensemble’s return to the beautiful Roma Street Parkland, Romeo & Juliet promises to deliver the clarity, joy, and live music that QSE has become known for over the last 20 years.


*Gala Night tickets are currently only available as part of ‘Romans’ or ‘Countrymen’ Subscription Packages

**Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment; click here for more information

Venue: The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland


Adult: $36
Concession/ Preview:$28***
Group Bookings (8+): $28
School Groups: $25 (1 free for teacher/s per 10 tickets. Contact to organise your booking)

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Purchase a Subscription Package and SAVE on ticket/s to Romeo & Juliet and The Rover PLUS receive extras including discounts on merchandise and behind the scenes content!

QSE is an affiliate of the Companion Card program. Please email to make use of the program when booking tickets.

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***Concessions are for full-time students, pensioners, health care card holders, MEAA card holders, and current financial members of Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Inc. Concession patrons must present their concession ID/card to the Box Office.


Director: Rob Pensalfini

Meg Bennett….. Capulet
Tom Coyle….. Montague
Sarah Doyle….. Juliet, Abraham
Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn….. Lady Capulet
Grace Lofting….. Gregory, Watch, Servant
Liliana Macarone….. Romeo
Rebecca Murphy….. Nurse, Lady Montague
Rob Pensalfini….. Friar Lawrence
Isabella Ross….. Sampson, Watch, Servant
Rebekah Schmidt….. Mercutio, Apothecary, Prince, Watch
John Siggers….. Tybalt, Friar John, Watch
William Summers….. Balthasar, Citizen, Servant
Angus Thorburn….. Benvolio, Paris