Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet is perhaps the greatest love story ever told – but it hasn’t been told by one of Australia’s greatest storytellers. Until now.
Graeme Murphy (Swan Lake, Nutcracker) adds another ballet classic to his list of audacious reinventions with this much-anticipated world premiere season. Traversing time and place, Murphy’s ballet follows “a feisty girl and a feisty boy who are willing to take a stand for their love.” Young passion smoulders at its core, but Murphy also tackles the consequences of greed, war, and what happens to humanity when love dies. Of course, a grand story demands grand surrounds, and who better to create the costumes than Australian fashion luminary Akira Isogawa. What do they have in store for our two star-crossed lovers? You’ll have to wait and see. Romeo & Juliet promises to be a masterpiece from first blush to final devastation.