Audio Language: English
Subtitles: English (Extras only)
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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet Blu-ray
‘Classic stories with a twist – accessible, but with a powerful emotional undertow’ Sunday Times
‘Britain’s most successful choreographer will blow your mind with his sheer imagination, wit and brio’ The Times
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.
A story about ‘repressed emotions and teenage discovery is no better told than by the young’ said Matthew Bourne. Inspired by this and as part of New Adventures’ ambition to support the next generation of on-stage talent, Romeo & Juliet featured the finest emerging male and female dancers from around the UK. The search began in April 2018 with a call-out for the next generation of young dancers currently in training aged between 16 and 19. Attracting over 1000 applications and following a UK-wide audition tour, six Young Cast members at each venue performed alongside the New Adventures company.
Alongside Matthew Bourne’s direction and choreography, the design is by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.
Extras include behind-the-scenes footage with interviews with key cast and crew.