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Thursday, February 20, 2020


(Left: Director Siza Ka Mnisi Mthembu)

DUT Drama and Production studies presents Shakespeare’s most popular romantic tragedies.

The production is adapted, translated into isiZulu and set in around the taxi industry. 

The long feud between the Khaphulethe (Capulet) and Mtawunge (Montague) families disrupts the city of EThekwini (Verona) and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. 

Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

(Right: Musical director Nozoko Teto)

There has been much speculation about William Shakespeare's sexuality -so there is a chance that, if it had been acceptable in his time, he might have written his greatest love story for his admirer , Romeo and Julius instead of Romeo and Juliet

This new version of Romeo and Juliet will have two men in the lead roles. The production looks at the story of love between two human beings.

Performed by second year drama students, Romeo and Juliet is directed by Siza Ka Mnisi Mthembu with Vuyo Biyela as assistant director, while choreography is by the well-renowned Mdu Mtshali and Musical direction by songstress Nozoko Teto. 

 Production design is by Sli Pooe of Slish Interiors. 

 (Left: Choreographer Mdu Mtshali)

 The production will take place at the Courtyard Theatre from February 28 to March 6, 2020, nightly at 19h00. 

Tickets available at the door.

For more information call 031 373 2194 or email