SHAKESPEARE IN HIP HOP MODE
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.
Zane Alexander as Capulet with Katya Shevtsov as Lady Capulet.