SHAKE­SPEARE IN HIP HOP MODE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Choir Stage -

THE tragic tale of two starcrossed lovers, re-imag­ined in to­day’s world of hip hop and gang­sters, is brought to you this Septem­ber by Class Act The­atre in its 20th an­niver­sary year.

Class Act has a rep­u­ta­tion for mak­ing Shake­speare ac­ces­si­ble to mod­ern au­di­ences – and this pro­duc­tion will be its most ex­cit­ing yet.

Di­rected by crit­i­cally ac­claimed di­rec­tor He­len Doig (Play­house Crea­tures, DIVA) the pro­duc­tion in­cor­po­rates the mu­sic of hip hop artists MCT­rooth and Lof­tee Beats.

The pro­duc­tion will breathe life into the text of Shake­speare’s great­est play, giv­ing it rel­e­vance and mean­ing to mod­ern au­di­ences.

Kens­ing­ton’s Zane Alexan­der will play Ca­pulet in the pro­duc­tion for the first time since mak­ing his pro­fes­sional stage de­but in Shake­speare’s The Tem­pest in 1998.

Alexan­der, who co-di­rects im­pro­vi­sa­tional the­atre company, Perth Play­back The­atre, said he was look­ing for­ward to work­ing with such a tal­ented cast.

Stephen Lee of Vic­to­ria Park will play the nurse, a comedic role, in the pro­duc­tion.

Pic­ture: Ken Miller

Zane Alexan­der as Ca­pulet with Katya Shevtsov as Lady Ca­pulet.

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