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Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

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Revel in another one of Matthew Bourne’s wonderful performances brought to life by some of the most promising young dancers in the UK. This contemporary take on Shakespeare’s iconic tale of love and loss is set to awe audiences at Sadler’s Wells this August.

Why Watch Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

After opening for roles in the show were announced as early as April 2018, the selection committee received over a thousand applications from across the UK. Of these, a mere six applicants were chosen to perform with the renowned New Adventures company. From seasoned performers like Seren Williams and Andrew Monaghan to energetic young dancers such as Harrison Dowzell and Bryony Wood, who were discovered during their auditions, Romeo and Juliet is charged with an incredibly talented cast. Matthew Bourne himself is known for his extraordinary storytelling and meticulous attention to detail, and this could well be his magnum opus. The performance is also backed by a great supporting team consisting of costume design by Lez Brotherston, sound by Paul Groothuis, and artistic direction by Etta Murfitt.

The Story

Shakespeare’s immortal Romeo and Juliet has been converted into a neo-classical tale expressed through dance. It remains loyal to the original script in most places. Set in Verona, Italy, the story features two families, the Montague and Capulet houses, locked in a feud. Romeo, a young man from the Montague family, falls deeply in love with a woman named Juliet from the Capulet house. They marry in secret at a chapel with the help of a loyal nurse and Friar Laurence. After a series of mishaps and just one night together, the couple is torn apart by circumstances. The tale ends in tragedy, with Romeo gulping down poison at the sight of Juliet’s supposedly dead body. Watch this classic brought back to life in an unconventional and brilliantly choreographed manner at the West End.

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Shakespeare Buffs | Fans of Classical Dance | Fans of Matthew Bourne

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Show Details

Show Timings

Tue - Fri 7:30 PM
Sat 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM or 3:00 PM

Duration
TBC

Leading Roles
Andrew Monaghan, João Carolino, Paris Fitzpatrick and Harrison Dowzell as Romeo
Seren Williams, Cordelia Braithwaite, Bryony Harrison and Bryony Wood as Juliet

Directed and Choreographed by
Matthew Bourne

Additional Information

Audience
Children under 12 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house bar

Seating
Sadler's Wells has a seating capacity of 1,568.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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Where?

Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN, London

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