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Australian Shakespeare Company Continues to Delight with Romeo and Juliet Under The Stars at Rippon Lea Estate

BY Sassy Red PR | 21-Jan-2019
Continuing the 30th Anniversary celebrations for Shakespeare Under the Stars into 2019, the Australian Shakes Company delights Melbourne audiences with the bard’s most famous love story as their final Summer season. #ShakespeareAustralia #ASCRandJ
Australian Shakespeare Company Continues to Delight with Romeo and Juliet
Running from the 4th to the 21st of March in the stunning surrounds of the Rippon Lea House and Gardens, this timeless classic perfectly compliments the location. It’s a unique opportunity to witness the world's most famous star-crossed lovers under the stars in one of Victoria’s beautiful Heritage Listed estates.

“In every community it is possible to find one Romeo and one Juliet.”, adds Australian Shakespeare Company Director Glenn Elston.

“Lovers that, by their families’ cultural customs and or beliefs are not permitted to be together romantically. This clash of difference and discrimination is what keeps the tale of Romeo and Juliet timeless and in the eye of the public. Labelling a particular group as other/the enemy is becoming an increasingly dangerous thought pattern and political tactic. Romeo and Juliet is an important cautionary tale on the dangers of narrow-minded prejudice and miscommunication for now, as for always.”

Join the Australian Shakespeare Company on this landmark occasion as they transport audiences back to Verona, Italy, where ongoing discord between the Montague and Capulet families rages on. The ultimate love story, Romeo and Juliet is a compelling drama of two people whose deaths unite their feuding families. Celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends, and the futility of hate, it's a tale that will melt the hardest heart and wet the driest eye. For never was there a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

“Glenn Elston is a director much less interested in what he can do to Shakespeare than what Shakespeare can do for the audience.” - The Age (Macbeth, 2019)

“It’s now almost 30 years since I first saw the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the rest performed amid the sprawling greenery of the Royal Botanical Gardens. And the show is still as charming today as it was then.” - Herald Sun (Wind in the Willows, 2019)

“As a lover of the books, this production does not disappoint. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer’s eve.” - Theatre Press (Alice in Wonderland, 2019)