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Melbourne Shakespeare Company's Romeo and Juliet

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by Kim Bloomberg (subscribe)
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Romeo & Juliet 1920s style. Image courtesy of Burke Photography

"Wow, thrilling and I loved it!" sum up my thoughts on the performance of Romeo and Juliet by the Melbourne Shakespeare Company.

Most of us know the story of Romeo and Juliet and I was expecting just that. But this performance was a whole lot more and then some. Set in the roaring 1920s, it tells this story respectfully with swinging beats, singing and dancing as well as gut-wrenching, hilarious (the nurse!) and breath-taking performances by all the cast in all the right places. The 1920's theme was very relatable and despite knowing the ending I found myself still holding my breath.

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Quiet Romeo! Image courtesy of Burke Photography

Staged in the gorgeous Rose Garden in the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens with plenty of seating and cushions provided, it is suggested you bring a picnic with you to enjoy while watching the show. We attended the evening performance and with the sun setting behind the stage and facing out towards the gardens you couldn't get a better backdrop.

Tickets are very reasonably priced at $30 for general admission. You can catch this show at The Rose Garden at St. Kilda Botanical Gardens at 11 Herbert Street, St. Kilda with the show running for approximately 90 minutes.

Shows run:
Thursday 6 December 7 pm
Friday 7 December 7 pm
Saturday 8 December 2pm & 7pm
Sunday 9 December 2pm & 7pm
Tuesday 11 December 7 pm
Wednesday 12 December 7 pm
Thursday 13 December 7 pm
Friday 14 December 7 pm
Saturday 15 December 2pm & 7pm
Sunday 16 December 2pm & 7pm

For more information or to book tickets, head to or contact

The Melbourne Shakespeare Company also have a series of workshops they are running alongside the production including 3 FREE workshops including a Shakespearean Language Workshop - Monday 3rd of December, an Audition Workshop - Monday 10th of December and a Stage Combat Workshop - 17th of December. Contact for more info.

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The part where Tybalt challenges Romeo.

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Street battle between the Monatgues and the Capulets!

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Why? A very memorable experience and great fun!
When: 7/12/18 - 16/12/18
Phone: 03 9209 6777
Where: The Rose Garden, St. Kilda Botanical Gardens, 11 Herbert Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria 3182
Cost: $30 General Admission
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