Romeo and Juliet at QUT

The Queensland University of Technology captured the hearts of Brisbane with English Poet William Shakespeare’s heartbreaking love story – Romeo and Juliet.

Performed by the second-year acting students at Gardens Theatre, Queensland University of Technology retold the hopelessly romantic tale of son of Montague and daughter of rivalry, Capulet. Romeo-and-Juliet-QUT-3007

The up and coming actors took a thrilling, humerous and contemporary approach to the much-loved classic with 20th century theatre that brought in dark sunglasses, overpowering ‘bling’ and ultramodern costumes.

The professional set design by Bill Haycock impressed all with bright orange offset against the dark colours, walls to be climbed by the besotted Romeo and a balcony for the lovesick Juliet.

Performed by Chiara Osborn, Juliet had the audience in a spell with her innocent nature, wide eyes and fluttering lashes. Romeo-and-Juliet-QUT-3100

Together, the pair of star-crossed lovers entwined the audience in a love to deep to cross.

Romeo and Juliet by Queensland University of Technology explored the times of fighting for ones honour and revenge in a dramatic love story.

Details: October 7 to 11, 2014 | $15 to $25 | Gardens Theatre, Queensland University of Technology

Romeo and Juliet. Images supplied by Queensland University of Technology.