Passion and heartbreak collide in Matthew Bourne’s contemporary take on the timeless tale of two star-crossed young lovers.
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the obsession of first love, Romeo and Juliet received universal critical acclaim when it premiered in 2019.
Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with the New Adventures Artistic team; Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director), Lez Brotherston (Set and Costume design), Paule Constable (Lighting Design), Paul Groothuis (Sound Design) and Arielle Smith (Associate Choreographer) with Terry Davies’ thrillingly fresh orchestrations of Prokofiev’s dynamic score.
1 hour, 50 mins with interval
- Good To Know
The production contains loud sound effects including a gun shot and has flashing lights in sections (not strobe). The production contains scenes of a disturbing and a sexual nature, including stabbing and strangulation. More details can be provided if required.
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TN
Additional Details & FAQ
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after purchase
- Suitable For Children
No under 5s admitted.
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Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN
Sep 1, 2023
This was Romeo and Juliet as I've never dreamed of before. Extraordinary choreography and tackling dark, disturbing themes. Exceptional dancers. I was drawn into the narrative and whole tone of the performance.
Aug 31, 2023
Amazing! Loved it!
Aug 31, 2023
Great choreography and storytelling
Aug 28, 2023
I did not enjoy it at all.
Aug 26, 2023
Beautiful music, amazing dancing
Aug 25, 2023
What would Prokofiev have thought about Matthew Bourne's rendering of Romeo and Juliet? He would have loved it, for its dancers catching the energy of his music, particularly, their syncopation with the beat and pulse of the music's percussion, delicacy of restraint and expressing all the colours of his orchestration. Although the music was premiered over eighty years ago, Matthew Bourne's contemporary choreography fuses with it to become one. The performance celebrated the best of what music can do and the best of what dance can do.
Aug 19, 2023
Wonderful show really enjoyed
Aug 17, 2023
DREADFUL. HOW HAS MATHEW BOURNE GOT THE CHEAK TO ALTER THE STORY LIKE HE DID. THE SET WAS BORING, THE COSTUMES WERE EVEN WORSE. IT WAS SO REPETITIVE. WE DIDN'T GO BACK FOR THE SECOND HALF.
Aug 7, 2023
Evocative extraordinary performance a sheer delight. Loved every minute.!
Aug 4, 2023
Highly recommend this fabulous ballet