Romeo & Juliet

'Bogan Shakespeare' asks one question and one question only; what if 'The Bard of the Avon' had been born today in WA. What if we could take timeless prose and make it timely. What if we could take the academically dense and make it genuinely accessible. What if Shakespeare but funny as f**k.

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Ellenbrook where we lay our scene. One a Dockers family the other an Eagles family. On the eve of the fabled finals derby. From ancient grudge breeds new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Basically, it’s about to kick off, you get the idea.

A satirical retelling of the most iconic of Shakespeare’s works, Bogan Shakespeare is accessible to any audience, whether you’ve read all thirty-seven plays, just watched the Baz Luhrmann movie or haven’t seen a show since that horrible two hours you spent watching your 14-year-old nephew in his school play. This show has something for everybody. Fancy a love story? We got you. Love your sport? So do we. Like a cheeky murder from time to time? Who doesn’t. Bogan Shakespeare will give you everything short of a never-ending packet of Tim-Tams, and believe me-we tried that one too.


“Their scripts are tight and acute, their performances full of life and appealing self-awareness, their cultural literacy is spot on and the whole package is really, really funny” – Seesaw Mag 2022

“…a hilarious blend of literature and comedy, accompanied by an impressive selection of flannel shirts.” – FringeFeed 2021

“…whip-smart, hilarious script, and five performers who are operating at 100% from start to finish.” – X-Press Magazine 2021

Shows On The Go

CircuitWest is excited to present Romeo & Juliet as part of Shows On The Go 2024.

Shows On The Go is a touring program funded by the state government to bring professional performing arts productions to regional and remote Western Australia. You choose the shows you want for your community, and CircuitWest will work with you to create a successful tour.


July 1 - August 11 2024


Comedy and Magic, Theatre and Puppetry


Fans of satire, Shakespeare and comedy. 18+


60 minutes


$3,000 + GST + 10% ROYALTIES

Company Contacts

Contact the CircuitWest Touring Team

Maddie Young

Rebecca Nelson

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Venue Format

Must have the ability to be blacked out.

Touring Party