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Matthew Bourne brings Romeo and Juliet to the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Celebrated choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne is bringing a new take on the well-loved tale of Romeo and Juliet to the stage in Canterbury.

Staged by Sir Matthew’s company New Adventures, the show promises to be a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s love story.

Romeo and Juliet, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne Picture: Johan Persson
Romeo and Juliet, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne Picture: Johan Persson

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, Britain’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company for this world premiere production.

Supporting the next generation of on-stage talent, the search for young dancers began in April last year, with more than 1,000 applying for the opportunity.

Sir Matthew said: “New Adventures’ Romeo and Juliet will be a celebration of youthful energy, talent and creativity both on and off stage. As we enter our fourth decade as a company, I’m finding the development of young talent ever more important and fulfilling.

Romeo and Juliet is a re-relling of the classic tale Picture: Johan Persson
Romeo and Juliet is a re-relling of the classic tale Picture: Johan Persson

“Our new company of Romeo and Juliet features a staggering 97 young dancers making their debuts with us.”

The title roles will be played by six New Adventures rising stars and two exciting new dancers making their professional debuts. Among the professional cast will be Christopher Thomas from Canterbury.

The cast also includes young cast members Holly Saw from Tunbridge Wells and Eleanor McGrath, who lives in Aylesford.

Romeo and Juliet at the Marlowe Theatre will include some young Kent dancers Picture: Johan Persson
Romeo and Juliet at the Marlowe Theatre will include some young Kent dancers Picture: Johan Persson

DETAILS

Romeo and Juliet is at the Marlowe Theatre from Tuesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 21. For tickets go to

marlowetheatre.com or call 01227 787787.

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