Romeo & Juliet at Cloudehill
LOVE RETURNS TO THE GARDENS” with OZACT’s Shakespeare at Cloudehill Gardens
OZACT presents ROMEO & JULIET, Shakespeare’s greatest tale of love. Two star-crossed lovers, ROMEO & JULIET, chart their own course for the future at a time where hatred and self-interest are tearing the world apart. In a city of secrets, ROMEO & JULIET meet, and a brief love, cut short by death, is born. Shunning the hate of warring factions, in defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friends, the young couple risk all they have to be together, and pay a terrible price for their folly.
After a really tough 2 years, it is time to get out and have some fun. With covid safety a priority, we are really excited to see all our audiences returning to enjoy outdoor Shakespeare once again. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and start enjoying some of the things that we love, once more.” Say Artistic Director Bruce Widdop.
The idyllic setting of Cloudehill Gardens with its formal gardens, majestic trees and colourful floral borders, sweeping lawns and green garden amphitheatre, provides the perfect location for Shakespeare’s powerful love story.
The production is directed by Bruce Widdop and Matt Young with Lisa Widdop as Tour Manager. The cast includes OZACT company members Luke Ingram, Alexis Longley, Bruce Widdop, Matt Young, Sorcha Breen, Ryan Ireland, Eleanor Ruth, Michael Davidson and Daniel Pitts.
OZACT’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic is high-spirited, packed with excitement and comedy, romance and raw emotion, and promises an event to remember! Dust off the folding chairs and join us for some Shakespeare in the Great Outdoors this season.
Saturday 8th January 2022
Sunday 9th January 2022
Start time: 6.30pm
Gates Open: 5pm
89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda
A cushion, and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a jacket if the day is cool, or a hat and sunscreen if the day is hot.
General Admission $40
Enquiries to Jeremy Francis
on 03 9751 1009
“Shakespeare would be proud of such a brilliant company performing in such inspiring locations.”
"Awesome, breathtaking, the acting was exceptional.”
“OZACT in the great outdoors, Its a wonderful adventure, everytime!”
"Great mix of drama and comedy, thoroughly enjoyable.”
“Another captivating, enthralling, and totally exciting performance. Thank you for bringing Shakespeare to life in such a moving way.”
"We laughed, we cried, we enjoyed every minute!”
"Production was brilliant, the actors were outstanding and the scenery beautiful.”