Romeo & Juliet

April 22nd, 1999 — May 29th, 1999


La Boite Theatre, Brisbane


La Boite Theatre
Kooemba Jdarra


Sue Rider


William Shakespeare


Paul Denny
Kamahi Djordon King
Yalin Ozucelik
Roxanne McDonald
Damien Garvey
Lesley Marller
Christopher Morris
Steven Oliver
Maria Tusa

Costume Designer

Christopher Smith

Set Designer

Christopher Smith

Lighting Designer

Matthew Scott

Sound Designer

Campbell Misfled

The only non-Australian work in the 1999 season was a co-production with Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – and it was as Australian as director Sue Rider and assistant director Nadine McDonald could make it. There was a lot of media interest and excellent reviews. The Australian critic wrote: “Shakespeare is adapted to contemporary Australia with commitment and intelligence, and what might have been a plonkingly obvious political metaphor exhibits theatrical complexity, wit and passion”.[i]

Writer: Christine Comans

[i] The Australian, quoted in La Boite Theatre Inc. Annual Report 1999.

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