Published on: 18 June 2020

Young love has never been as dangerous as it is in Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet which takes centre stage in the Drama Centre next week.

Featuring Christ Church Drama student Nic Cradock (Year 9) as Romeo and Arya Moodley (Year 10, St Hilda’s) as Juliet, the Midnite Youth Theatre Company production is among the first wave of theatrical productions to make a return to Western Australian stages in the wake of COVID-19 restriction easing.

With social distancing and indoor gathering requirements, the restrictions have resulted in tickets selling out for all of next week’s performances.

Artistic Director of The Midnite Youth Theatre Company, Gregory Jones says that the cast of Year 9 and 10 Drama students are thrilled to be making a return to the stage after a series of setbacks in recent months.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal patrons for their unwavering support during this unprecedented period,” said Mr Jones.

“As we continue to implement measures to keep our young artists, staff and audiences as safe as possible, we are making our audiences aware that social distancing will be requested in the theatre and all other spaces.”

“We’re excited to be making a return and look forward to delighting audiences with this timeless tale.”

Romeo and Juliet will be performed from 24 to 27 June at 7.00pm, with a bonus post-show Q and A with the cast and creative team on 26 June.