In This Fairfield: Romeo and Juliet in the West

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Riverside Presents Powerhouse Youth Theatre

In This Fairfield: Romeo and Juliet in the West

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 18 March - 21 March 2015


showsonthesideblueIn This Fairfield: Romeo and Juliet in the West
is a new Australian theatre work performed, written and devised by high school students from Fairvale High School, Miller Technical High School and the Powerhouse Youth Theatre Ensemble, in collaboration with acclaimed theatre makers David Williams and Kate Worsley.

Using Shakespeare’s classic tale as a starting point, the project investigates ideas of love and family amongst the historic divisions in Fairfield, the most culturally diverse region in Australia. The local communities can often appear to be living in harmony, but scratch the surface and the long-term cultural divisions become apparent. These conflicts are often related to the experiences of parents and grandparents who migrated here from war torn countries. Although the young people in Fairfield weren’t directly exposed to these international conflicts, their lives continue to be shaped by them.

Part verbatim theatre, part urban Shakespearean tragedy, ‘In This Fairfield’ is a new bilingual (English and Spanish) contemporary performance work from Powerhouse Youth Theatre, Western Sydney’s leading performance company for emerging artists.

Dates and Times:
Wednesday 18 March 11am
Thursday 19 March 11am
Friday 20 March 11am & 7:30pm
Saturday 21 March 2:15pm & 7:30pm

To receive a season package, simply complete the booking form on page 39 of our 2015 Season Brochure, or click here to download and print a copy. To request a 2015 Season Brochure please call Box Office on 8839 3399 or email For school bookings- Please see the Schools tab.


Purchase a New & Edgy 3 Pack to see three new contemporary Australian works throughout 2015. Shows include In This Fairfield: Romeo and Juliet in the West, Shellshock and A Rabbit for Kim Jong-il. $99 per person – Save $28

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David Williams
Kate Worsley

Karen Therese



$20 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form


As this piece was made with and by members of the Western Sydney youth community, a more relevant piece of theatre to Western Sydney is hard to come by. For English students, the fact that it’s a Shakespearian adaptation and is also a modern Australian work with cultural significance gives it a lot of scope for study in class. For Drama students, the verbatim theatre/ youth theatre process that was used to develop it as well the method of presentation will be of key interest. Spanish language students can benefit from seeing the language used in a theatrical context to present a bi-lingual theatre piece. There are so many opportunities for learning here you won’t know where to start!


STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

In This Fairfield: Romeo and Juliet in the West Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail:
Mail: Amy Matthews, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.


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