Alex Wagner (Romeo) & Jane Turner (Juliet) Bill Cooper Alex Wagner (Romeo) & Jane Turner (Juliet) Bill Cooper CREDIT: Royal New Zealand Ballet

RNZB to wow Australian audiences

Tuesday 13 July 2010, 3:19PM
By Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is taking its acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet to Australia next month.

First performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2003, the RNZB’s award-winning take on the Shakespearean classic has already won over audiences in the UK (where it was nominated for a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award) and China - now it’s poised to do the same in Canberra and Wollongong.

Choreographed by UK’s Christopher Hampson and designed by Auckland’s Tracy Grant Lord, this highly dramatic and visually stunning production is inspired by the look of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Baz Luhrmann’s film version of the famous love story.

Artistic Director Gary Harris, says the company is looking forward to introducing Romeo & Juliet to Australian audiences. “It’s a timeless classic, yet our version is so refreshingly original, I hope it knocks their socks off.”

The company will spend most of the month of August in Australia - completing 13 performances.
On return to New Zealand focus will shift to preparation for The Nutcracker, the RNZB’s final production for 2010.

“If this were the only Romeo and Juliet I ever saw, I’d die happy.” The Independent

Romeo & Juliet opens in Canberra on Tuesday 10 August and in Wollongong on Tuesday 17 August. For tour details and dates, see below.



Australian Tour – Romeo and Juliet

Venue, Date and Pricing Information

Canberra – Canberra Theatre Centre

Tuesday 10 August 7:30pm

Wednesday 11 August 7:30pm

Thursday 12 August 7:30pm

Friday 13 August 7:30pm

Saturday 14 August 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Featuring the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

+61 2 6275 2700

Wollongong – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Tuesday 17 August 8:00pm

Wednesday 18 August 8:00pm

Thursday 19 August 8:00pm

Friday 20 August 8:00pm

Saturday 21 August 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday 22 August 5:00pm

+61 2 4224 5999