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Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet



Birmingham Hippodrome 24 - 27 February 2016
Sunderland Empire 17 - 19 March 2016

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We also offer Birmingham subscription packages starting at only £20.

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Love at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and starcrossed fate combine in an exhilarating classic ballet.

Kenneth MacMillan's best-loved adaptation of this famous play continues Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2016 Shakespeare celebration.

Set to Prokofiev's soaring score, Romeo and Juliet tells the familiar tale of two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts. From the balcony scene's ecstatic pas de deux to the lovers' heart-breaking ends, Romeo and Juliet has been an audience favourite since its first performance.

'Spectacular... catch this stunning show before it moves on'
THE BIRMINGHAM MAIL

'A ballet to fall in love with'
THE DAILY MAIL

'Kenneth MacMillan's version is one of the finest'
The DAILY EXPRESS

Performance length


Approx 2 hours and 50 minutes

Storyguide


ACT I  |  ACT II  |  ACT III

click here for a child friendly story guide.
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Reviews


Click here for available Romeo and Juliet reviews.

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Video: Romeo and Juliet studio rehearsals
After-show interviews transcript - part 1
After-show interviews transcipt - part 2
After-show interviews transcript - part 3

Credits


Music Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Designs Paul Andrews
Lighting John B. Read

Sponsored (1992) by The Friends of Covent Garden

World premiere


The Royal Ballet, 9 February 1965, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet


1 June 1992, Birmingham Hippodrome
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