Romeo and Juliet by The Barden Party : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Romeo and Juliet by The Barden Party

Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Presented by: The Barden Party

Theatre Comedy Music Musical

Award-winning company The Barden Party is bringing their fun-loving spin to Romeo and Juliet, filling Shakespeare's masterpiece with Australasian music and hilarity

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Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Presented by: The Barden Party

The Bard + Garden Party = The Barden Party!


Get ready for an injection of joy into your summer. Imagine the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet with a twist, being played out in a Dunedin garden near you! Award-winning theatre company The Barden Party is back for their third year, bringing their usual fun-loving spin to Romeo and Juliet and filling Shakespeare's most famous play with their general hilarious, heartfelt antics. Set as modern-bohemian romance put to Kiwi and Australian music you love, and that you’ve never heard before ... You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll dance the night away. Featured music includes: Dave Dobbyn, Brooke Fraser, The Dreggs, Matt Corby, Th' Dudes, Crowded House and more. 


Let us set the scene: a small troupe of travelling actors turn up to your house or venue and perform Shakespeare, comedy and live music for you while you drink wine with your closest mates (audiences from any number up to 100 outdoors). Available for private and public bookings.


How boujee is that?
3 words: Music, Mischief, Magic.


(This show is raucous, rocking, ridiculously hilarious and a take on Romeo and Juliet like you've never seen. Very accessible professional Shakespeare. For all ages.)


From the company that brought you the winner of 2022’s Dunedin Fringe Excellence Award, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, rockabilly Much Ado About Nothing, the lounge show Cocktales and the critically acclaimed immersive theatre experience on superyacht yacht Seabreeze III, Butterfly Smokescreen.


Directed by Laura Irish and Ollie Howlett
Musically directed and arranged by Ollie Howlett
Cast: Mackenzie Gardner, Ollie Howlett, Caleb James, Laura Irish, Wiremu Tuhiwai, Sam McIlroy and Matt Bruce

Artist Links

Fri
15
March
06:30PM
Sat
16
March
06:30PM
Please note that prices for this session differ from advertised prices in the Fringe printed guide.
Sun
17
March
05:00PM

Duration

2hrs 30min

Price

$15.00 - $50.00

PG recommended
Content Warning

Scenes of Violence

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet contains mild sexual references and depictions of violence.

*Fees may apply

Venues

Olveston Historic Home

42 Royal Terrace Dunedin Dunedin

Additional Accessibility Information
There are two entrances to this venue, from Royal Terrace and Cobden Street, both with Wheelchair notes. For comprehensive accessibility information and venue contact details, click here: Find out more


Larnach Castle

145 Camp Road Dunedin 9077

| Wheelchair Access YES

Accessible Bathroom YES

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The Opera House Garden

52 Doctors Point Road Waitati Dunedin 9085

| Wheelchair Access YES

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Dunedin Fringe's mission is to provide platforms for creative expression that help nurture communities. We produce the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Amped Music Project and New Zealand Young Writers Festival annually, curate the White Box Gallery, and manage performing arts venue Te Whare o Rukutia and the Dunedin Community Gallery.

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