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Heartbreak High [01/10/1995]

Synopsis
Australian television drama series, dealing with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney. This episode features a classroom scene where the students are reading Romeo and Juliet. The boys find it old fashioned and determine to modernise the play. Rivers directs and eventually Matt and Kat get to play Romeo and Juliet, and Jodie, who rapped the text at the audition, lands the role of Lady Capulet.
Series
Heartbreak High
Language
English
Country
Australia
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
1 Oct 1995 (Channel: Ten Network)
Duration
50 mins
Availability
No archive copy or distributor found (2007)

Credits

Director
Andrew Prowse
Producer
Ben Gannon; Michael Jenkins (2)
Writer
Tim Gooding
Cast
Vince PolettoMatt (Romeo)
Ada NicodemouKat (Juliet)
Scott MajorRivers (Lady Capulet)

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Auditions; Rap music; School productions

Notes

History
Season 2, episode 57. The series was shown on BBC1 in 2001.

Production Company

Name

Australian Broadcasting Commission

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