Romeo & Juliet

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Language: English
Choreographer: Robin van Wyk
Music Composed By: Sergei Prokofie
Company: Cape Town City Ballet

Choreographer’s Note

It is the most famous love story – the one where they die for love! We have probably all experienced this powerful feeling once or maybe twice in our lives – Romeo’s love for Juliet is so overpowering that in the course of this experience, nothing can stop him, nothing can contain his emotions. Juliet’s first encounter, at the tender age of 13, with this force called love also cannot be bottled up, explained or switched off, even in the face of family adversity. With the help of Sergei Prokofiev’s incredible score and the very talented dancers of the Cape Town City Ballet, I bring this powerful love story to the Guy Butler Theatre stage as part of the National Arts Festival. Here, two star crossed lovers meet, fall head over heels and die for love! – Robin van Wyk, Choreographer and Artistic Director


Romeo: Daniel Szybkowski / Conrad Nusser / Craig Pedro
Juliet: Laura Bosenberg / Rosamund Ford / Mariette Opperman
Mercutio: Craig Pedro / Martin Milner / Tusile Tenza
Tybalt: Xola Putye / Daniel Szybkowski / Conrad Nusser
Benvolio: Tusile Tenza / Stephen Underwood
Paris: Conrad Nusser / Bradley van Heerden
Lord Capulet: Johnny Bovang
Lady Capulet: Janet Lindup (guest artist)
Friar Lawrence: Craig Hedderwick (guest artist)
Duke of Verona: Marc Goldberg
Nurse: Natalie King (guest artist) / Portia Kietzman
Rosalynd: Leanè Theunissen / Kirstel Paterson / Cleo Ames
Death: Emmerich Schmollgruber (guest artist)
Friends, Harlots, Troubedours, Members of the Capulet and Montague households,

Monks and Mourners: Dancers of the Cape Town City Ballet, the graduate and post-graduate programmes


Choreography: Robin van Wyk
Sergei Prokofiev
Set Co-Ordination:
Charles Petersen
Lighting Designer:
Shamiel Abrahams


A huge thank you to the incredible people who helped with this production of Romeo and Juliet – Elizabeth Triegaardt for this opportunity, Charles Petersen for the simple but workable set, Annette Frans and Mervyn Williams for the costuming, the talent and experience of Janet Lindup as Lady Capulet and Craig Hedderwick as the Friar, the dancers of Cape Town City Ballet and lastly Johnny Bovang for his role as Lord Capulet and his constant support . I hope you enjoy the most beautiful love story ever told.  – Robin van Wyk, Artistic Director 




  1. stoykov77 30 June 2018 at 1:45 pm

    A very good version! Bravo!

  2. ajmbrown 30 June 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Expected much more. The dancers was not prepared. Music way to soft and distorted.

  3. Janine.duncan 30 June 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Love the show ! Brilliant performance by Romeo and Juliet.

  4. wwelgemoed 30 June 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. The choreography, the costumes, the acting. And Juliet. Juliet was absolutely brilliant. What a treat

  5. tanya7e 2 July 2018 at 3:38 am

    A refreshingly classical ballet. Beautiful score and costumes. It made me laugh, cry and fall in love all over again.

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