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Sunday, August 7, 2016


Celebrate the 40th anniversary celebrations of Michaelhouse’s Schlesinger Theatre by enjoying a Shakespearian classic.

“William Shakespeare died May 3 1616, and has since become the most performed playwright in the world, making this year exactly four hundred years since the Bard left us,” says William le Cordeur who directs his edited version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet which will run for four performances. The production will include pupils from Michaelhouse and St John's Diocesan School for Girls.

Romeo and Juliet is possibly one of the best known of Shakespeare's plays,” adds le Cordeur. “It is a timeless tale of love and youthful passion, relevant for all of us, but especially for our teenage performers. Our talented cast have set their Verona in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, subtly suggesting this change of geography and era through costume and set rather than through change to the language and accent. The language is edited, for ease of understanding and length, but largely the Bard's original form has been stuck to, in all five acts. Romeo and Juliet promises to be an exciting, entertaining and easy introduction into the world of William Shakespeare.”

Romeo and Juliet has performances on August 14 at 14h00, and on August 15, 16 and 17 at 19h00 at the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse. Tickets R60 includes tea. There will be a cash bar. Bookings on

For more information and school bookings, contact Angela Jonsson or call 033 234 1314 (weekdays between 08h00 and 13h00)