Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet
It’s easy to forget in the world we live in that the kind of love, which inspires reckless abandon, even exists. This year’s production of Shakespeare in the Park, the ninth in the series, promises an experience that will take your breath away. 2016 is also the special year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing. Under the watchful eye of director Daniel Slater, one of the best opera directors in the world, the cast will work together to convey the immensity of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.
The young lovers, portrayed by Thomas Pang (Tribes) and Cheryl Tan (Beauty World and Red Riding Hood), take us through the four fateful days that span their doomed romance. Joined by a stellar cast including the likes of Remesh Panicker, Shane Mardjuki, and Daniel Jenkins, they will bring one of Shakespeare’s most recognizable plays to life at Fort Canning Park.
The setting of a modern dystopia that the play will be brought into will enrapture audiences with the sheer scale of its production, being the largest Shakespearean play to be put on in this side of the world; do you really need more reason to get in on this wonderful excuse to have a picnic?
SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park promises to be the landmark cultural event of the year and you cannot, I repeat, cannot afford to miss this chance to catch this production unless you are, of course, dead inside.
TICKETS are available from SISTIC at 6348 5555 or visit www.sistic.com.sg for more information. Ticket prices begin at $40. Get them now or forever hold your peace in your disappointment.
Previews will run from the 27th of April and the show opens from the 30th of April to the 22nd of May.