Win tickets and jio your Romeo or Juliet to watch Shakespeare’s most iconic play.
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet. Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy: thou art thyself, though not a Montague.”
– Juliet to Romeo, Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare, 1591)
Oh the words of Shakespeare like fine wine. After last year’s hit play (The Tempest), the folks from Singapore Repertory Theatre are back with Romeo & Juliet, their 9th Shakespeare in the Park production. 2016 is also a special year as the world from all over over commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, his life, works and contribution to literature.
Romeo & Juliet will be performed on the Fort Canning Park lawn and the public can purchase 7.30pm show tickets from 27 April to 22 May. Ticket prices start from S$40 (for information on ticket prices, click here). Remember to bring your own picnic mats, snacks, canapes and an umbrella for good measure.
The leading roles will be played by Thomas Pang (Tribes) and Cheryl Tan (Beauty World, Red Riding Hood). While I didn’t catch Tan in Beauty World as I was recovering from my surgery last year, Pang did a phenomenal job as a damaged and deaf individual in Tribes by Pangdemonium (my review here).
For the uninitiated, Romeo & Juliet tells of the tragic love story of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Despite hailing from rivaling families, the two falls hopelessly in love with each other. But that love was not to be and ultimately ends in tragedy.
Isn’t it funny how we would invest time and money into something we used to hate? I remembered reading Romeo & Juliet for my literature studies back in high school and hating it so badly.
In any case, I have a pair of 5 May (7.30pm, Thursday) tickets worth S$116 to give away to my readers!
Here’s how to participate:
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Giveaway ends this Sunday at 11.59pm. The winner will be chosen at random and my decision is final. This is a golden opportunity to ask your Romeo / Juliet out, so don’t miss it!
Note: This giveaway is made possible by the good people from Singapore Repertory Theatre. I do not receive any monetary remuneration for this.
Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo and Juliet
Fort Canning Park
Opens 27 April to 22 May 2016
Brought to you by the company that has captivated thousands each year with its successful productions of The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.
Spread your picnic blanket under the stars and relish in the greatest love story ever told – Romeo & Juliet.
Ticket Pricing: $40 – $85