Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: Romeo and Juliet (Royal Botanic Gardens)

After 25 years staging outdoor theatre it seems Glenn Elston is far from giving the game away. And why would he? A Glenn Elston production in the botanic gardens is as much part of Melbourne's summer tradition as the Boxing Day test, The Australian Open, free symphony concerts at the Myer Music Bowl and barbecues by the Yarra River.

Anyone who has ever played to an outdoor audience knows the investment in energy required, and the skills of this company ensure we are riveted from the moment Brendan O'Connor and Anthony Rive step out pre-show amongst the picnickers to draw us in. Continue reading

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