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Romeo and Juliet at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre 2017
Romeo and Juliet at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre 2017

ROMEO and JULIET
Choreography: Robin van Wyk
Music: Sergei Prokofiev

MAYNARDVILLE Open-air Theatre
Sunday  22 January – Sunday 26 February

The ageless story of Romeo and Juliet resounds in the new choreography of Robin van Wyk, created especially for the romantic Maynardville Open-Air Theatre. Told in timeless classical style, this romantic ballet, will transport the viewer into a realm of family dispute with a tragic, but uplifting conclusion.

The CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET’s predecessor, the CAPAB Ballet Co, danced the version of this ballet by Frank Staff, reworked by Veronica Paeper, several times. While the story remains the same, Van Wyk will present his characters in his own unique way. He re-introduces the character of Benvolio, friend of Romeo, as well as Romeo’s first love, Rosalind.

Van Wyk uses the incomparable Prokofiev score to enhance his choreography, letting the spectator be swept along in its grandeur. His characters are portrayed by the stars of the CTCB, alongside two stars of the past, Janet Lindup, who plays the part of Lady Capulet, and Nicolette Loxton as the Nurse, who guides Juliet in her desire to follow her heart.

CASTING (Principal roles only)

DATE                       ROMEO                 JULIET                    MERCUTIO TYBALT
Sun 22 Jan, 2017: Thomas Thorne, Laura Bosenberg, Martin Milner, Xola Putye
Sun 29 Jan, 2017: Ivan Boonzaaier, Kim Vieira, Craig Pedro, Daniel Szybkowski
Sun 5 Feb, 2017:   Revil Yon, Rosamund Ford, Martin Milner, Conrad Nusser
Sun 12 Feb, 2017: Thomas Thorne, Laura Bosenberg, Martin Milner, Xola Putye
Sun 19 Feb, 2017: Ivan Boonzaaier, Kim Vieira, Craig Pedro, Daniel Szybkowski
Sun 26 Feb, 2017: Revil Yon, Rosamund Ford, Craig Pedro, Conrad Nusser

NURSE: Nicolette Loxton at all performances (guest artist)
LADY CAPULET: Janet Lindup at all performances (guest artist)

Tickets: R120 – R160
Book at COMPUTICKET or ARTSCAPE Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695

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