Romeo and Juliet: Royal Ballet of London


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 21, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Ballet in Cinema
Royal Ballet of London
Run Time:3 hours, 15 minutes (including intermissions)


Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with the Royal Ballet, 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 color 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.

The Royal Ballet cinema broadcasts offer audiences the best seats in the house, and include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and detailed close-ups of performers.