Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet (2015)

In Cinemas 30 & 31 Oct, 1 & 4 Nov 2015
Conductor
Koen Kessels
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography
Kenneth MacMillan
Designs
Nicholas Georgiadis
Duration
3h15, including 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 22 Sep 2015
5 stars! Exquisite! Danced by the company with admirable fervour; played by its principals with a grand enthusiasm and no little subtlety; rising splendidly to its heights in the Prokofiev score under Koen Kessels’ baton
Clement Crisp, THE FINANCIAL TIMES

The greatest love story of all: Kenneth MacMillan’s groundbreaking ballet is a 20th-century classic and a heartbreaking match for Prokofiev’s magnificent score. Set against a wonderful evocation of 16th-century Verona, Juliet (Sarah Lamb) and Romeo (Australia’s Steven McRae) fall passionately in love, but their families are sworn enemies, divided by a bitter feud. Can their love survive such hatred?

The screening will be presented by former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell.

Royal Ballet

Based at the Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, led by Director Kevin O'Hare, is Britain’s largest ballet company.  The Company has a wide-ranging repertory showcasing the great classical ballets, heritage works from Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, as well as new works by the foremost choreographers of today. 

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