Promotional image for “Romeo and Juliet” play, directed by Damien Ryan at Seymour Centre
Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre present

Romeo and Juliet

22 - 31 May 2024

"Thou can’st not speak of that thou dost not feel...”

It takes a village to kill a child.

Experience this much celebrated production of this incredible Romeo and Juliet play in Sydney for young audiences from Sport for Jove 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 production of Romeo and Juliet dazzled and moved thousands of students in 2022 and 2023.

Some of Australia’s most exciting young actors of Shakespeare take on the roles of Juliet, Romeo, Paris, Mercutio, Benvolio, and Balthazar. Surrounded by an extraordinary group of experienced players, the young cast gives 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.

Image credit: Seiya Taguchi

"Sport for Jove engages their student audiences with truly beautiful, rich performances that come from a deep understanding of their subject and the capacity for theatre to bring stories to life in a vivid, visceral way."
Kathryn Breen, Assistant Head of Secondary at Shire Christian School

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Lighting Designer Sophie Parker
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Tickets
$33 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by 10 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 - 12:
Stage 4
English and Drama.
Stage 5 English and Drama.
Stage 6 Preliminary English and Drama.

Detailed curriculum links can be found here.

Post-show Q&As
Join director, Damien Ryan, for a 20-minute Q&A following each daytime performance.

Workshops
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Join University of Sydney Student Ambassadors for a free tour of the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Students will get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions they have about the tertiary experience. Tours are usually one hour in length, and highlight popular sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, and the Abercrombie. A thirty-minute presentation can also be included as well as a visit to the Chau Chuk Wing Museum.*

Please book online or email schools.outreach@sydney.edu.au for more information.

*Visiting the Chau Chuk Wing Museum will increase the duration of the tour and may incur a fee. The minimum booking period is 3 weeks with a 72-hour cancellation period. Campus tours are not available during University semester breaks. 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here.

York Theatre

Wed 22 May 11:30am
Thu 23 May 10:30am
Fri 24 May 10:30am, 7pm
Mon 27 May 10:30am
Tue 28 May 10:30am
Wed 29 May 11:30am
Thu 30 May 10:30am
Fri 31 May 11:30am

Approximately 120 minutes (no interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast. 

School Student $33
Teacher $33*
General Public $33

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Subsidised tickets for all 2024 Sport for Jove Arts Education shows are available to low ICSEA and regional schools through Sport for Jove’s Universal Access Program.  

To confirm your school’s eligibility and express interest in accessing subsidised tickets, please contact Sport for Jove directly at 02 8970 1921, or info@sportforjove.com.au.*

*Subsidised ticket eligibility is determined directly by Sport for Jove, and not Seymour Centre. We kindly ask that you please only contact Sport for Jove directly at the above contacts regarding subsidy eligibility, or with any questions that you may have, and not the Seymour Centre Box Office.

Contains drug use, adult themes, suicide and haze smoke. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

York Theatre

Wed 22 May 11:30am
Thu 23 May 10:30am
Fri 24 May 10:30am, 7pm
Mon 27 May 10:30am
Tue 28 May 10:30am
Wed 29 May 11:30am
Thu 30 May 10:30am
Fri 31 May 11:30am

Approximately 120 minutes (no interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast. 

School Student $33
Teacher $33*
General Public $33

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Subsidised tickets for all 2024 Sport for Jove Arts Education shows are available to low ICSEA and regional schools through Sport for Jove’s Universal Access Program.  

To confirm your school’s eligibility and express interest in accessing subsidised tickets, please contact Sport for Jove directly at 02 8970 1921, or info@sportforjove.com.au.*

*Subsidised ticket eligibility is determined directly by Sport for Jove, and not Seymour Centre. We kindly ask that you please only contact Sport for Jove directly at the above contacts regarding subsidy eligibility, or with any questions that you may have, and not the Seymour Centre Box Office.

Contains drug use, adult themes, suicide and haze smoke. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Lighting Designer Sophie Parker
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Tickets
$33 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by 10 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 - 12:
Stage 4
English and Drama.
Stage 5 English and Drama.
Stage 6 Preliminary English and Drama.

Detailed curriculum links can be found here.

Post-show Q&As
Join director, Damien Ryan, for a 20-minute Q&A following each daytime performance.

Workshops
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Join University of Sydney Student Ambassadors for a free tour of the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Students will get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions they have about the tertiary experience. Tours are usually one hour in length, and highlight popular sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, and the Abercrombie. A thirty-minute presentation can also be included as well as a visit to the Chau Chuk Wing Museum.*

Please book online or email schools.outreach@sydney.edu.au for more information.

*Visiting the Chau Chuk Wing Museum will increase the duration of the tour and may incur a fee. The minimum booking period is 3 weeks with a 72-hour cancellation period. Campus tours are not available during University semester breaks. 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here.

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