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.
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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.
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 John Siggers….. Tybalt, Friar John, Watch William Summers….. Balthasar, Citizen, Servant Angus Thorburn….. Benvolio, Paris
Director/ Music and Fight Director: Rob Pensalfini Stage Manager: Laraine Griffiths Production Manager: Kylii Davies Costume Designer: Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn Lighting Designer: B’Ellana Hill Set Designer: Rob Pensalfini
Click here for the official Roma Street Parkland map and Conditions of Entry. The audience is seated onstage in the performance area, which is under cover. In the rare event of very heavy rain and/or high winds, the show may be cancelled – in this case, patrons will be contacted and exchanges will be arranged by QSE’s Front of House team.
Accessibility: We are happy to be providing a Portable Lifting Platform for our season of Romeo & Juliet.
The platform can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters that fits within its dimensions (see below) and if the combined weight of scooter and passenger do not exceed the safe working load of 250kg
A trained member of our team will be available to assist patrons in using the lift
We will have the lift available for all performances
As the lift is designed for wheelchair use we will have a spare wheelchair available to allow them to use the lift safely
Please note we may not be able to use the lift in cases of wet weather
Parking: There are 200 car parks within the Roma Street Parkland grounds and a further 2,000 in close proximity. A 4-hour limit applies to bays on Parkland Boulevard from 6am-9pm.
Disability parking bays are located near The Lookout, at College Close carpark, on Parkland Boulevard on the lower level opposite Queensland Railway Platform 10.
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This project kindly supported by the Lord Mayor’s Community Fund and Central Ward Councillor