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Matthew Bourne's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Feb 19 at 5pm ET – Feb 21 at 11:59pm ET


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About Romeo and Juliet

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict. Set in the not-too-distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’ and mysteriously confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirits, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

A story about ‘repressed emotions and teenage discovery is no better told than by the young’, said Matthew Bourne. Inspired by this and as part of New Adventures’ ambition to support the next generation of on-stage talent, Romeo and Juliet featured the finest emerging male and female dancers from around the UK.

Alongside Matthew Bourne’s direction and choreography, the design is by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

"Your jaw will drop, there are moments so stunning you might just forget to breathe." —Broadway World


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A New Adventures and Illuminations production in association with Sky and More2Screen
Matthew Bourne’s production of Romeo and Juliet was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells during its 2019 World Premiere National Tour, with thanks to Birmingham Hippodrome, Bradford Theatres, Curve Leicester, Mayflower Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Sadler's Wells.

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Performance time: On demand Feb 19 at 5pm ET – Feb 21 at 11:59pm ET


$10 (for all guests; available only in the U.S.)

New Adventures/Matthew Bourne
Music by Terry Davies based on the original score by Sergei Prokofiev
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Bourne

Beautifully live-captured performance! Please note: this stream is only available in the U.S.

TOTAL RUN TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes (pausable)

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Support for Dance at the Kennedy Center is provided by Suzanne L. Niedland.

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