Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Brian Richmond
Costume Designer Mary Kerr
Set Designer Kerem Çetinel
Lighting Designer Amanda Gougeon
Sound Designer & Composer John Mills-Cockell
Fight Director Peter Abrahams
Choreographer Anne Wootten
Stage Manager Lydia Comer

Shakespeare’s enduring and tragic love story about two “star-crossed lovers” who struggle against the prejudices of their feuding families, the Capulets and Montagues. Peace and unity in Verona ultimately come at the price of the young lovers’ lives. Adapted numerous times for stage and film, including its incarnation as West Side Story, this romantic tale continues to offer valuable insights for the political and cultural differences of our world.

Advisory: 3 hours in length.


Chris Adams (Sampson)
Carolyn Alton (Serving Person)
Ashley Caron (Lady Capulet)
Matthew Coulson (Romeo)
Cam Culham (Friar Laurence)
Geneviève Dale (The Moon, Echo to the Chorus, Old Capulet & Apothecary)
Cobi Dayan (Balthazar)
Kesinee Haney (Capulet’s Servant)
Sarah Koury (Serving Person)
Melanie Leon (Watchman, Juliet* (Alternate))
Jeff Leard (Mercutio)
Anne McGladdery (Lady Montague, Nurse* (Alternate))
Jay Mitchell (Lord Capulet)
Graeme Nathan (Romeo’s Page, Watchman)
Emily Piggford (The Sun, Chorus, Old Capulet, Apothecary)
Alex Plouffe (Paris)
Shaan Rahman (Watchman, Friar John)
Samantha Richard (Juliet, Watchman* (Alternate))
Graham Roebuck (Lord Montague)
James Roney (Tybalt)
Sean Sager (Prince Escalus)
Natasha Salway (Benvolio)
Kayla Sankey (Paris’ Aide de Camp)
Emily Smith (Nurse, Lady Montague* (Alternate))
Patricia Trinh (Serving Person)
Liam Volke (Abraham)
Andrew Wade (Peter)
Robb Wiggin (Gregory)

November 5 – 21, 2009
Previews @ 8pm: November 3 & 4 at 8 pm
Evenings @ 8pm: November 5, 6, 7, 10*, 11, 12*, 13, 14*, 17, 18*, 19, 20, 21
Matinee @ 2pm: November 14* & 21*
denotes alternate cast performance

FREE Pre-Show lecture: November 6 @ 7 pm
Dr. Janelle Jenstad from UVic's department of English speaks on “Shakespeare’s Experiment in Comi-Tragedy.”

Box Office: Opens October 28, 2009
Call: 250.721.8000
For ticket prices or subscription opportunities, click here.

Seating Plan: Chief Dan George


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And support from a generous donation by Terry J. Waller