"Did my heart love til now?"
Join us for an extraordinarily accessible 90-minute roller coaster through Verona with Sport for Jove’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by multiple Sydney Theatre Award-winner Damien Ryan.
In four short days we witness joy, love and profound tragedy. So much is public and outdoors in this story, capturing a particularly Italian vision of life, and yet at the heart of it is a soaring love affair that remains private, unseen and entirely secret until a terrible Thursday morning when a town of adults, now stripped of its children, stands in the glooming dawn to learn the appalling costs of its hatred, ignorance and gracelessness.
The young people in this great story follow their impulses and listen to their instinctive inner voices for which they all pay a terrible price, but their apparent rashness and “rude will” is the only logical response to the extraordinarily irrational world built around them by their families.
This play is funny, bleak, amorous, frightening, deliriously romantic, moving and inspiring.
Director: Damien Ryan
Design: Anna Gardiner