from the play by William Shakesepare, adapted by Geraldine Brophy
A thrilling, modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, romeojuliet@twilight, the concept tells the timeless tale of star-cross’d lovers from the perspective of age.
Setting: Twilight Retirement Village, present day.
Story: Romeo and his old friend Mercutio are independent Villa residents. Juliet is a permanent assisted-care resident with early onset dementia.
Juliet and Romeo fall in love and wish to marry, spending their twilight years together.
Juliet’s granddaughter, Lady Capulet, is concerned for her grandmother so late in life, and seeks to end the relationship.
Paris, an elder law specialist, is hired Lady Capulet to persuade Juliet to sign power of attorney over to her before her dementia becomes worse. If she insists on her relationship with Romeo, she will be moved to another complex.
Juliet and her Romeo cannot face separation from each other and choose to remain forever joined in death.
About the Show
The adaptation mixes the original text with new dialogue, and focuses on the passionate and ultimately tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. An original score by young upcoming composer Sam Jones accompanies the show.
Venue: Lower Hutt Little Theatre, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt. Venue is accessible to those with impairments.
Parking: free parking available on-site.
Public Transport: Buses 83, 110, 130, 150, 154 to Queens Drive at Central Library