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.
General admission, doors open 1:15pm.
Join us for our other Royal Opera House Screenings:
Faust: 9th June
Three Ballets: 7th July
Romeo and Juliet: 14th July
Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals.