Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

In Cinemas 26, 27 Feb & 2 Mar 2022
Jonathan Lo
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Juliet), Marcelino Sambé (Romeo), James Hay (Mercutio), Thomas Whitehead (Tybalt), Leo Dixon (Benvolio), Nicol Edmonds (Paris), Kirsten McNally (Lady Capulet), Gary Avis (Lord Capulet), Lukas B. Brændsrød (Escalus, Prince of Verona)
Sergey Prokofiev
Kenneth MacMillan
Nicolas Georgiadis
2h54 incl. interval
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 3 Feb 2022
Official Event Listing
  • Mesmerising. A sexy, stirring nail-biter. There are few more skin-pricklingly exciting experiences than watching the Royal Ballet in full, storytelling flight.
    Mark Monahan, THE TELEGRAPH
    Intoxicating, instinctive and full of new detail. Prokofiev’s glorious score feeds the dancers and this epic tragedy twists the knife once more.
    Lyndsey Winship, THE GUARDIAN

Ballet in three acts (1936)

Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has become a great modern ballet classic of the world repertory. The nuanced and detailed choreography gives dancers in the lead roles (here Royal Ballet Principals Marcelino Sambé and Anna-Rose O’Sullivan) a wealth of opportunity for differing interpretations of the doomed lovers.

Evocative designs by Nicholas Georgiadis bring 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 the Capulets. Prokofiev’s ravishing score sweeps this dramatic ballet towards its inevitable, emotional end.