Perhaps the most iconic love story of all time, gracefully flowing between romance and tragedy, Romeo & Juliet is a tale which works wonderfully when told through the beauty of ballet. In 1991 Northern Ballet created a much-loved adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, which for two decades travelled from Leeds across the UK and overseas, selling out venues and broadcasting on the BBC.
Heartbreakingly, the show was halted by a devastating flood which damaged sets and costumes. Now, 16 years since it was last performed, Northern Ballet’s original production of Romeo & Juliet is returning to the stage in an unmissable revival of their masterpiece.
This has all been made possible by the collaborative force of many people. From generous donations from the public to their ‘Rekindle the Romance’ appeal (which anyone can still contribute to at northernballet.com/rekindle-appeal) to the painstaking work by cast and crew to restore costumes, sets, props and movement
Original performers and creatives are working closely with new cast members to capture the essence, the look and the feel of the original.
Romeo & Juliet promises to deliver ballet at its most dramatic and intense. With glorious dancing and Prokofiev’s timeless music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, this is a sight and sound in harmony, sure to delight audiences. Luckily for Leeds, we have the first opportunity to enjoy it…
Northern Ballet will showcase Romeo & Juliet at home right here, running from the 8th to 16th March at Leeds Grand Theatre, before travelling to Sheffield, Nottingham, Norwich and London throughout Spring 2024. Tickets, tickets, where for art thou? northernballet.com.