Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet
Experience Shakespeare’s timeless tale like never before with Matthew Bourne Romeo and Juliet tickets
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet will open at London’s Sadler’s Wells in August 2019. This show follows on from Bourne’s previous popular shows including Swan Lake and The Red Shoes.
Bourne will present a contemporary retelling of the classic Shakespeare play, which sees a pair of star-crossed young lovers face their feuding families to follow their hearts and risk everything to be together.
The show will be directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne OBE, who is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer. Bourne has been creating dance for over thirty years and is currently best-known for his popular New Adventures series, the repertoire of which includes Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands, and The Red Shoes. Romeo and Juliet will burst with Bourne’s trademark storytelling and feature a company of London’s brightest young dance talent. Full casting is to be announced.
The show’s design will come from Olivier and Tony Award-winning Lez Brotherston, who has collaborated with Bourne on many of his shows, as well as worked on Broadway’s Sister Act. Lighting will be by multi-award winning Paule Constable (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), sound by award-winning Paul Groothuis, and new orchestrations of the iconic Sergei Prokofiev score by Terry Davies. Davies has worked with Bourne on five of his previous works including Dorian Gray and Lord of the Flies. The score will be played lived by the New Adventures Orchestra.
Romeo and Juliet will play for a limited run at Sadler’s Wells from 7-31 August.
The age guidance for Romeo and Juliet is 12+