Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

Sadler's Wells · 07 AUG - 31 AUG

A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story.

“Legendary director & choreographer Matthew Bourne has created a contemporary dance version of Shakespeare’s classic romance. It’s almost sold out, so if you want to catch it at Sadler’s Wells then you need to be quick!”


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.

Critic reviews

An entirely satisfying and complete night of entertainment

Broadway World

Sweet sorrow with a twist

The Times

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 Stage

The super-choreographer gives the classic ballet a Bourne identity

Time Out

Bourne and his superb dancers inject visceral new life into Shakespeare’s overworked tragedy

The Observer

Young dancers, a reworked score and dynamic choreography bring blasts of rhythm, energy and feeling to the tale of star-cross’d lovers

The Guardian

One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever

The Telegraph

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

The Upcoming

Date & time

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Wed 7 Aug - Sat 31 Aug, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 7pm & 7.30pm


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Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R London, UK · Get Directions

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