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Catholic College does Shakespeare proud with 'Romeo and Julz'

Posted September 15, 2015

 

CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (16:44): It gives me enormous pleasure to congratulate in this House today Catholic College on 'Romeo and Jules', their fantastic adaption of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet which is particularly adapted to the Albury-Wodonga scene. To all the crew on Friday night, what a fantastic job you did.

I know that these things do not just happen, so to all the background crew—the teachers, the staff, the families and everybody involved in making it happen—I absolutely loved the show. The music was terrific, the dancing was fantastic, the use of multimedia was just inspiring and the translation of Shakespeare's language into modern-day Albury-Wodonga was particularly good. And the supper was delicious. But what I most enjoyed was the wit and the turn of phrase. I have to say:, 'Trains become buses—as they do. Keys to Mitta Mitta—as they do.' So, to the stars of the show: fantastic effort.

But I would particularly like to close by saying how really proud I am to be associated with Catholic education in Indi: you do a magnificent job, as do all the schools, in bringing art, craft, music and theatre alive in our schools and entertaining the whole community as you do so. So, thanks for the work you do—know that it is appreciated and that I am really proud to be your representative in this place.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Hawke):  In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members’ statements has concluded.