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.
Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, London’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 Sergei Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.
This new production of Romeo and Juliet joins the popular New Adventures repertoire which includes Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Red Shoes.
An entirely satisfying and complete night of entertainment
Sweet sorrow with a twist
Cordelia Braithwaite is perfect as the female lead – a visually arresting mover who captures Juliet's intelligence and spirit
Matthew Bourne’s take on Shakespeare’s loved-up teens is bold, fresh and bang on the money
The super-choreographer gives the classic ballet a Bourne identity
Bourne and his superb dancers inject visceral new life into Shakespeare’s overworked tragedy
Young dancers, a reworked score and dynamic choreography bring blasts of rhythm, energy and feeling to the tale of star-cross’d lovers
One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever
Possibly the most impassioned and inspired interpretation of this timeless tragic romance to date. It is a tour de force, beautifully danced, a piece that will impact your consciousness and stay with you