If you like the idea of watching a Shakespeare play, set amongst the vines, then Leura Park Estate is the place to be for "Shakespeare in the Vines - Romeo and Juliet" on Friday 12th of February and Saturday 13th of February 2016.
Essential Theatre and Leura Park Estate present Shakespeare in the Vines. You're invited to sit back, sip on an award winning wine and relax as this tragic tale unfolds.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of forbidden love set against the violence of warring families. It is one of Shakespeare's most popular stories. A violent street brawl between two rival families - the Montague's and the Capulet's - is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet.
Despite the rivaling families and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, Romeo and Juliet fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families.
With its wonderful combination of lyricism, comedy, suspense and drama, Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale is one of the greatest of all love stories.
At the end of the show, the cast will mingle with the guests and will be available to discuss the production.
Tickets (for the show only) are $45.00. To purchase tickets contact GPAC on 5225 1200 or head to GPAC Booking
Patrons can purchase a ticket for the show, or a ticket for the show and a hamper. Hamper contents consist of gourmet sandwiches, smoked chicken, olive tarts, caesar salads, and other culinary delights. Ask about the contents of the hamper when you purchase your tickets, or contact Leura Park Estate to enquire about the Hampers.
All of the performances are outside so it is advisable to bring your own picnic blanket or a low fold up chair. It is a good idea to bring an insect repellent, and also some sunscreen as there may be a bit of sun around at the start of the evening.
STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL OR FOOD ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PREMISES.
Leura Park Estate was established in 1995 on the Bellarine Peninsula. Leura Park Estate has become a renowned producer of award-winning, premium, cool, maritime climate wines. The winery is located at 1400 Portarlington Road, Curlewis and is only a short drive or taxi ride from Geelong.
Essential Theatre has been entertaining audiences across Australia with the works of Shakespeare for nearly ten years. The theatre company combines talented actors, thriving passion, comedy and humour to deliver Shakespeare's plays in a tour that takes in Australia's most fantastic wineries.
Artistic Directors, Amanda LaBonte and Sophie Lampel, are very excited to be revisiting this splendid text and guarantee the audience something different – the play will be presented within the modern classic style and will be constructed under the guiding eye of professional Melbourne theatre director and vocal coach, Anna McCrossin-Owen. Eight professional actors will team up to tour the country and revel in this classic love story.
I hope you can get along to this wonderful evening of entertainment.