One of the greatest love stories ever told is being reimagined by a world-famous ballet company.
Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne is bringing his acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet back to the stage, including five nights at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.
The production, created by Bourne’s dance company New Adventures, was first introduced to audiences in 2019.
The show was praised for its unique retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, with themes including mental health and youth suicide becoming the focus of the ballet.
Its setting in a gender-segregated institution - some have speculated that it is supposed to represent a psychiatric hospital while others have suggested a young offenders prison - also provides an original perspective on the original 16th century play.
The London-born dancer is known for his imaginative twists on classic productions.
His 1995 production of Swan Lake, for example, used an all-male ensemble and became the longest-running ballet on the West End and Broadway at the time, receiving two Tony Awards during its run.
The choreographer, who founded his New Adventures dance company in 2001, has also worked on a number of musical theatre shows such as Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady.
This latest production of Romeo and Juliet is directed and choreographed by Bourne with Terry Davies’ orchestrations of Prokofiev’s original score.
The show will be at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley from Tuesday, October 10 to Saturday, October 14. You can book tickets online here.
You can also book tickets by calling 03433 100020.