Romantic Romeo and Juliet on open-air stage

Laura Bosenberg as Juliet and Daniel Szybkowski as Count Paris in the ballroom scene of Robin van Wyks new version of Romeo and Juliet opening on Sunday January 22 at the Maynardville open air theatre.

The ageless story of Romeo and Juliet resounds in the new choreography of Robin van Wyk, created especially for Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, to be staged from Sunday January 22 to Sunday February 26.

The Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) 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 Sergei 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.

The principal roles will be played by Thomas Thorne, Laura Bosenberg, Ivan Boonzaaier, Kim Vieira, Revil Yon and Rosamund Ford.

Tickets cost between R120 and R160.

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