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Royal New Zealand Ballet: Romeo and Juliet


A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever.

Choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet: the company’s first new production of Romeo and Juliet since 2003. Inspired by Franco Zeffirelli’s classic 1968 film, and set to Prokofiev’s famous score, this will be a hot-blooded, passionate re-telling of Shakespeare’s play, that is sure to resonate with lovers of dance, drama and pure romance.

Oscar-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons, Restoration) will bring Renaissance Verona to life in all its vitality and splendour, from the blazing battles of the Capulets and Montagues to the lovers’ heart-breaking youth and beauty.

Prokofiev’s instantly recognisable score will be performed live by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Royal New Zealand Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Isaac Theatre Royal
Friday 25th - Saturday 26th August
Book at Ticketek.
Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Street, Central City, Christchurch
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