Wherefore art thou, Dubai theatre lovers?

THE DUBAI Drama Group (DDG), in association with the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, has taken it upon itself to perform Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at their new, state-of-the-art theatre in the Mall of the Emirates. The DDG are a non-profit...

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Published: Wed 28 Feb 2007, 11:32 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:42 PM

dubaiulti-national amateur theatre group who all live and work in the UAE. DDG’s production of 'Romeo and Juliet' is an amalgamation of old and new, classical and contemporary. This approach has been undertaken with the purpose of providing an entertaining and engaging rendition of William Shakespeare’s classic love story. The aim is to capture the imaginations of both younger, and more experienced and attuned theatre-goers. The adolescent characters in the Montague and Capulet households will dress with an urban contemporary and inner-city feel to their costumes, whilst the older — Friar, Nurse and respective ‘heads of house’ will retain their classic period look.

The re-enactment in terms of soundtrack, costumes and set will merge two varying interpretations of Romeo and Juliet: the old and the new. This is with the intent of fully reflecting the adaptability and versatility of Shakespeare's most famous work.

Matinee and evening performances will take place on March 2 and 3, and the tickets are available at the box office and through the Time Out website: www.itp.net/tickets. Tickets are priced at AED 50 each.

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