Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’ by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’. Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.
Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.
★★★★★ ‘Electrifying. One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Storytelling at its finest, should not be missed’ Daily Express
★★★★★ ‘A seismic youthquake. A Romeo and Juliet for the millenial generation. Bold, fresh and bang on the money’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘Bourne and his superb dancers inject new life into Shakespeare’s star crossed young lovers. pure joy’ The Observer
★★★★ ‘A powerful spin on the familiar tale. Strong stuff, strongly delivered’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Explosive energy’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘For sheer audacity no version of Romeo and Juliet I’ve ever seen can match Matthew Bourne’s ballet’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★ ‘Freshness and dynamism. Romeo and Juliet is the story of a mad passion between teenagers. That’s what Bourne sets out to capture and he succeeds’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Romeo and Juliet is a hit. Bourne’s masterful reimagining bursts with raw, youthful energy. Get in line for those return tickets now’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Bourne’s gift for storytelling drives it onwards, from giddy love-scenes to chilling violence. A taut, urgent show’ The Independent
Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.30pm
£13 Over 60s/Under 16s/Students