ROH Encore | Romeo and Juliet
16 June 2019 2pm
£14.50 concession, £13 member
Length: 195 min + 2 intervals
Cast: Jasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball
Ballet in three acts, choreography by Kenneth MacMillan – with music by Sergei Prokofiev.
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over.
Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic.
The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers.
The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.
The Guardian ★★★★★
The Times ★★★★
Rewrite This Story ★★★★
Cast and running time subject to change.
There is a live screening of Romeo and Juliet on Tues 11 Jun ’19 7:15pm. Find out more