Royal Ballet

Romeo & Juliet: Beyond Words

In Cinemas Coming to cinemas in 2020
Conductor
Koen Kessels
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Francesca Hayward (Juliet), William Bracewell (Romeo), Matthew Ball (Tybalt), Marcelino Sambé (Mercutio), James Hay (Benvolio), Tomas Mock (Paris), Christopher Saunders (Lord Capulet), Kristen McNally (Lady Capulet), Romany Pajdak (Nurse), Bennet Gartside (Friar Laurence)
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Director
Michael Nunn & William Trevitt
Choreography
Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Designs
Nicholas Georgiadis
Duration
93 mins
PG - Mild themes and violence
  • Exciting, romantic, tragic. Convincing as a ballet and as a drama. A vibrant, up-close take on one of The Royal Ballet's best-loved dramas.
    Lyndsey Winship, THE GUARDIAN

Special Presentation! Palace Opera & Ballet is delighted to present the Australian Premiere Screenings of the eagerly-anticipated new ballet feature film Romeo & Juliet: Beyond Words (PG), a groundbreaking reimagining of the best-known love story of all time.

Featuring The Royal Ballet's current generation of stars, led by William Bracewell as Romeo and Francesca Hayward at Juliet in their feature film debuts, Emma award-winning filmmakers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt restage and direct Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s remarkable choreography – taking it out of the theatre and onto the streets – in an audacious first in contemporary filmmaking.

As members of the feuding Capulet and Montague families, Romeo and Juliet should be sworn enemies, but they fall deeply in love and marry in secret. That very day, disastrous circumstances lead Romeo to fight Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, setting off a chain of events that culminate in tragedy… It's a story everyone knows, but it's never been told quite like this.

The score, a unique version of Prokofiev’s original, was recorded at AIR Studios in Hampstead, London, with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The 85 players were conducted by renowned Royal Opera House Music Director Koen Kessels.

 

PATRONS PLEASE NOTE - 

Due to the temporary closure of Palace Cinemas locations, in line with The Australian Government's advice on Wednesday 18th of March regarding non-essential services and public gathering mandates, the previously announced screenings (Jun 24-Jul 1) have been suspended.

We hope to be able to reschedule sessions of this production for later in 2020. Please register for the Palace Opera & Ballet newsletter for updates.

(updated 5pm Wed 18 March)