Category Archives: Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet – English National Ballet: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 5 August 2017

We aren’t family Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet is forty years old now, which means it’s lasted more than twice Juliet’s life span. It’s English National Ballet’s very own production, the legendary Russian having created it at the behest of … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet – Ballet Theatre UK: Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames, England, 27 November 2017

Credit where credit’s Juliet Quite rightly there’s been a lot of fuss recently about ballet being brought to a country-wide audience through performances of the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi et al being broadcast in cinemas. There is, however, another way … Continue reading

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Romeo et Juliette – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo: London Coliseum, 23 April 2015

Stir it up I’m not going to talk about the ending of this Romeo et Juliette. If you’re going to watch it, it’s best you make your own judgement. Regardless, it’s the material leading up to it that’s interesting. Bare … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2014

M-m-m-my Verona In terms of pure spectacle, Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet still cuts the mustard. Created in 1998 it manages to breathlessly fill the enormous space of the Royal Albert Hall, even when there’s only two people on stage. … Continue reading

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Ashton’s Romeo & Juliet – Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova: London Coliseum, 12 July 2011

The thighs have it Sold on the glamour and box office appeal of Bolshoi barnstormers Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova, Sir Frederick Ashton’s neglected Romeo and Juliet at London’s Coliseum sadly didn’t live up to the hype. It’s quickly apparent why … Continue reading

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Romeo & Juliet – Moscow City Ballet: Richmond Theatre, 19 Jan 2011

Published 24 Jan 2011: Richmond & Twickenham Times Romeo and Juliet, Moscow City Ballet On January 19th 2011 Richmond Theatre welcomed back the Moscow City Ballet for the first of seven performances, opening with Romeo and Juliet. Renowned for … Continue reading

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