Photos: Singapore Repertory Theatre
Here’s a question for you: Would you die for your one true love?
Romeo and Juliet, the main characters of what is arguably Shakespeare’s most well-known play, did just that.
If you can’t wrap your head around why one would die for love, then head down to Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) production of Romeo & Juliet and you might just understand why. The play is part of SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park series, which brought to us compelling performances of other Shakespearean works like The Tempest, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice in previous years, just to name a few.
This year, they will be bringing to you a contemporary production of Romeo & Juliet, set in a modern dystopia. Forbidden love, fatal choices and first loves; a lethal cocktail by Shakespeare that continues to captivate audiences even after all these years.
Speaking of Shakespeare, 2016 will mark the 400th death anniversary of the playwright, and SRT will be commemorating it by staging the biggest Shakespeare production in this part of the world. It will be a stunning contemporary production created by some of the best theatre practitioners on and off stage.
So come on down to Fort Canning Park, and be prepared to fall in love with the Daniel Slater-directed production, featuring Thomas Pang as Romeo and Cheryl Tan as Juliet, with Remesh Panicker, Shane Mardjuki and Daniel Jenkins in other leading roles.
Shakespeare in the Park - Romeo & Juliet
Dates: April 27 – May 22, 2016
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Ticket Prices: From $40 (student and group concessions available)* Excludes booking fee
Tickets available from SISTIC or its booking hotline (6348 5555).
Toggle is giving away 5 pairs of tickets (each ticket worth $44, inclusive of SISTIC fees) to the May 4 (Wednesday) show, courtesy of Singapore Repertory Theatre.
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Question 1: What are 3 of Shakespeare’s plays that SRT has performed previously?
Question 2: How many years has it been since the passing of Shakespeare?
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The contest ends 11 April and winners will be notified via email. *Terms and conditions apply.
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