Romeo and Juliet is now re-scheduled for 2021. A big THANK YOU to those patrons and friends of BOAT who have kindly donated money since our BOAT at Home project began back in April. All donations will help us greatly in these difficult times to continue with our plans to keep Shakespeare live on Brownsea Island.
Past production of As You Like It

Audition for Romeo and Juliet 2020

The scene is set – a peaceful Sunday morning in Verona, Italy, but the two leading families – the Montagues and Capulets - are poised for yet another fight.

Caught up in this long-running feud are Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Will they overcome the prejudices of their parents and fall in love across the divide?

Next summer, Brownsea Open Air Theatre will present this simple story of two young people, in a dream ‘bubble of love’ who set their faces against the hatred and division of their elders and by their deaths bring harmony to their divided world.

Come and help us create the sights, sounds, passion and romance of the familiar tale. It will be a summer to remember!

Auditions and Open Evenings

Our auditions on 7th and 8th January went very well and we would like to thank all those who came. We will be in contact with you all shortly.

If you missed the auditions but would still like to be considered, or if you want to get involved backstage, please contact [email protected]

Audition Downloads


General Information

Download general information about the BOAT audition process.

Character Descriptions

Character Descriptions

Read descriptions of all the characters in Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet Logo

Audition Passages

Download the audition passages.


Amazing dedicated and inspiring team to work with

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It's just superb and quite unique

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Audition Leaflet (front). Romeo and Juliet Open Auditions 7-8 January 2020. Durley Dean Hotel. tel: 0774 933 3897
Audition Leaflet (back). Auditions and Open Evening 7-8 January 2020 from 7pm. Production Dates 27 July-15 August 2020.