Character: Juliet

brooke williams play bill

If love hurts, young love hurts best.

Brooke played Juliet in the Auckland Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The show ran from July 22 – August 14, 2010, and won the NZ Herald Awards for ‘Outstading Performance (of Juliet)’ and Beast of Theatre in 2010.


This tragic heroine is described in the program as being “13 years old. The only living daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. Practical and brave.”

Brooke Williams describes her as “…really strong, but she’s got delightful contradictions – she can switch in a moment from lemon juice to honey…she’s forming her identity.”

The play:

Romeo and Juliet live in a world where passions run high; a city torn apart by a bloody family feud. They should be mortal enemies. But they fall in love and marry in secret. ->Read more

Source: Auckland Theatre
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"I'll kiss thy lips. Perhaps some poison does yet hang on them."

An editorial review had this to say:

“As Juliet, Brooke Williams’s fine balance from virginal princess to insistent diva is remarkably placed with clear expertise. At times Shakespeare’s words burst forth from her like butterflies released from a net. Other times Williams writhes; intoxicated on love as her desires burn for her man. “

-> Read the full review

Source: Tamati Patuwai, 26 Jul 2010

See the write up by the webmistress

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