Perhaps at this very moment, centuries ago, audiences at a small theatre in London were witnessing literary history being made. Elizabethan audiences were spellbound by a play called Romeo and Juliet, written by a little-known playwright named William Shakespeare.
Now, 450 years later, Brisbane audiences will be doing the same, when they watch the Queensland Ballet's performance of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's production of the seminal play.
Audiences will watch a range of guest stars, such as Steven McRae, Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta, perform this famous dance with our state's very own ballet.
If you own a piece of Bulimba and Hawthorne real estate, you'll want to take notes of the dates – it could very well make for a great night out.
The performances will be held on 27 and 28 June, as well as 1 July.
"Whether in a lethal marketplace brawl or the blissful balcony pas de deux, the realistic and daring choreography resounds with raw emotional truth," raves the ballet's website.
The show is being put on to not just celebrate the 450th anniversary of the original play, but also the 50th anniversary of Sir MacMillan's dance.