Romeo and Juliet (HOTA) [Queensland]
Romeo and Juliet (HOTA) [Queensland]

Event Information


Friday July 21, 2023
7:00 PM


135 Bundall Rd
Gold Coast, Queensland 4217

Auslan Interpreter/s

Steve Waddell & Sagenta Cummings

Language/ Cultural Consultant

James Kerwin


Special price on tickets - only $32 (this is a saving of almost 40%)

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A furiously energetic production of the iconic love story

Experience the ultimate tale of forbidden love in Sport for Jove’s energetic and honest production of Romeo and Juliet. This thrilling introduction to Shakespeare, with an array of vibrant youthful performers surrounded by an extraordinary cast of the country’s most experienced Shakespeare actors. Lead with an original acapella vocal score and Shakespeare’s soaring poetry, you’ll be carried to Italy right here on the HOTA stage.

Sport for Jove’s unmissable adaptation of Romeo & Juliet is characterised by a true vision of today’s youth – the rarely seen innovation of actual teenagers playing the play’s children – and surrounded by an extraordinary cast of experienced players, gives this production an authenticity and honest rawness, danger and the genuine awkwardness of youth.

Director Damien Ryan’s production takes on the spirit of a filthy Italian opera, lead with an original acapella vocal score, driven by heat and sensuality, chaos, fights and fevers of the mind, and of course, by Shakespeare’s soaring poetry. We’re carried to a small town in backcountry Verona, a profoundly insular place, trapped in cycles of tradition and vendetta, staring out at the future with moral pollution at its heart. Only its children’s courage to express themselves will bring change. With the mad blood stirring, two young lovers meet and set in motion the most iconic love story of all time, that of Juliet and her Romeo.

The existential crisis facing our world today, the product of a lack of practical leadership from our earth’s elders, has triggered a deafening chorus of ‘How dare you!’, screamed from the heart of our planet’s youth. And it’s not just about climate issues. What can children teach us in their struggle to be heard?

Booking Instructions: Use this link to get the best seats for viewing the interpreter



You are also invited to a community event before the show. All are welcome to join in FREE afternoon tea to learn more about HOTA’s accessible programming. Please RSVP as spots are limited.

RSVP on email to us:

Then, please take advantage of the discounted ticket price and get your tickets to see ROMEO AND JULIET after the community event. See booking link for Romeo and Juliet here.

It will be a great evening of community, inclusion, access and the arts!

If you have any questions, please contact us:

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