Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

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Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Booking to 2 September 2023
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★★★★★ “Absolutely compelling” – The Observer

Passion and heartbreak collide in Matthew Bourne’s contemporary take on the timeless tale of two star-crossed young lovers.

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Premiering to critical acclaim in 2019, Romeo & Juliet returns to Sadler’s Wells for strictly limited 5-week summer season in 2023.

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures is an iconic, ground-breaking British dance-theatre company, famous for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist. Since 1987 New Adventures has changed the popularity of dance in Britain, creating works that have altered the public perception of what is possible when it comes to telling stories without words.   

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet runs from 1 August 2023 until 2 September 2023 at Sadler’s Wells London.

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What's the story of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet?

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the madness of first love, Romeo and Juliet garnered universal critical acclaim when it premiered in 2019, and now joins the New Adventures repertoire alongside the very best of Bourne’s world renowned dance theatre productions.

Who is in the cast of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet?

‘Juliet’ will be played by Cordelia Braithwaite. Cordelia created the role in 2019 and was nominated for a National Dance Award for this performance. Monique Jonas, last seen as ‘Sugar’ in the 2021/22 tour of Nutcracker! will be making her debut as Juliet.

Paris Fitzpatrick and Andrew Monaghan both return as ‘Romeo’ having created the role in 2019. Paris and Andrew have just finished critically acclaimed roles in our “Sleeping Beauty” tour. Paris was recognised at the 2020 South Bank Show Awards as “Breakthrough Artist of The Year in Dance” for this performance.

Original cast member, Danny Reubens, returns to his created role as the menacing ‘Tybalt’. New Adventures veteran Richard Winsor, who will be making his debut as ‘Tybalt’ returns to the company having last performed as ‘Luca’ in “The Car Man” at the Royal Albert Hall in 2022.

Completing the company are Tanisha Addicott, Matthew Amos, Carla Contini, Tasha Chu, Adam Davies, Gabrielle de Souza, Jackson Fisch, Anya Ferdinand, Cameron Flynn, Euan Garrett, Kurumi Kamayachi, Hannah Kremer, Rory Macleod, Blue Makwana, Leonardo McCorkindale, Eleanor McGrath, Enrique Ngbokota, Bryony Pennington and Harry Ondrak Wright.

New Adventures senior artists, Daisy May Kemp and Alan Vincent will also feature in the production as well as serving as Resident Directors for the tour.

Who are the creative team of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet?

Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with the New Adventures Artistic team; Etta Murfitt(Associate Artistic Director), Lez Brotherston (Set and Costume design), Paule Constable (Lighting Design), Paul Groothuis (Sound Design) and Arielle Smith (Associate Choreographer) with Terry Davies’ thrillingly fresh orchestrations of Prokofiev’s dynamic score.


Reviews of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

★★★★★ "Absolutely compelling" - The Observer (2023)
★★★★★ "Electrifying. One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever" - Telegraph (2019)
★★★★★ "Brilliantly inventive. An astonishing, explosive energy blazes from the stage" - Express (2019)
★★★★ "Dance drama at its most fiercely compelling" - Telegraph (2023)
★★★★ "A night of dance to give you goosebumps" - Evening Standard (2023)
★★★★ "A spiky and youthful Shakespeare reimagining" - Independent (2023)
★★★★ "Packs an emotional punch. Superb entertainment" - i News (2019)
★★★★ "A thrilling rethinking – pure joy" - Observer (2019)
★★★★ "A hit. Bursts with raw youthful energy" - Evening Standard (2019)

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 2 September 2023
Age restrictions
Under 5s will not be admitted. This productions is recommended for ages 14+
Running time
1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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Content warning: This production contains Loud sound effects, flashing lights and a gunshot. The production contains scenes of a disturbing and sexual nature, including stabbing and strangulation.


Venue Information

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Nearest Tube or Train: Angel (Northern line)
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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Reviews ★★★★
A reviews round-up for Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at Sadler's Wells in London. The show stars Cordelia Braithwaite and Monique Jonas as Juliet, and Paris Fitzpatrick and Andrew Monaghan as Romeo. Other cast include Danny Reubens and Richard Winsor as Tybalt, and Tanisha Addicott, Matthew Amos, Carla Contini, Tasha Chu, Adam Davies, Gabrielle de Souza, Jackson Fisch, Anya Ferdinand, Cameron Flynn, Euan Garrett, Kurumi Kamayachi, Hannah Kremer, Rory Macleod, Blue Makwana, Leonardo McCorkindale, Eleanor McGrath, Enrique Ngbokota, Bryony Pennington and Harry Ondrak Wright. Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet - Sadler's Wells. Photo by Johan Persson New Adventures senior artists, Daisy May Kemp and Alan Vincent also feature in the production as well as serving as Resident Directors for the tour. The ballet is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, with Etta Murfitt as Associate Artistic Director, Lez Brotherston - Set and Costume design, Paule Constable - Lighting Design, Paul Groothuis - Sound Design and Arielle Smith - Associate Choreographer, with Terry Davies’ orchestrations of Prokofiev’s dynamic score. Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality, in this masterful re-telling of the timeless tale of teenage discovery and the madness of first love. Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet first premiered 2019, and is now back in London, running for five-weeks at Sadler’s Wells to 2 September 2023. Read reviews from the Telegraph, Independent, Evening Standard and more, with further reviews to be added. Tickets for Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at Sadler's Wells
Casting revealed for Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet revival
Casting has been announced for Matthew Bourne’s 2023 revival of Romeo and Juliet. ‘Juliet’ will be played by Cordelia Braithwaite. Cordelia created the role in 2019 and was nominated for a National Dance Award for this performance. Monique Jonas, last seen as ‘Sugar’ in the 2021/22 tour of Nutcracker! will be making her debut as Juliet. Paris Fitzpatrick and Andrew Monaghan both return as ‘Romeo’ having created the role in 2019. Paris and Andrew have just finished critically acclaimed roles in our “Sleeping Beauty” tour. Paris was recognised at the 2020 South Bank Show Awards as “Breakthrough Artist of The Year in Dance” for this performance. Original cast member, Danny Reubens, returns to his created role as the menacing ‘Tybalt’. New Adventures veteran Richard Winsor, who will be making his debut as ‘Tybalt’ returns to the company having last performed as ‘Luca’ in “The Car Man” at the Royal Albert Hall in 2022. Completing the company are Tanisha Addicott, Matthew Amos, Carla Contini, Tasha Chu, Adam Davies, Gabrielle de Souza, Jackson Fisch, Anya Ferdinand, Cameron Flynn, Euan Garrett, Kurumi Kamayachi, Hannah Kremer, Rory Macleod, Blue Makwana, Leonardo McCorkindale, Eleanor McGrath, Enrique Ngbokota, Bryony Pennington and Harry Ondrak Wright. New Adventures senior artists, Daisy May Kemp and Alan Vincent will also feature in the production as well as serving as Resident Directors for the tour. #image_title Matthew Bourne said today:“When our “Romeo and Juliet” was created in 2019, it was primarily as a ‘talent development’ project, offering life-changing opportunities for young dancers and creative artists throughout the UK. As the piece now enters the New Adventures repertoire, I’m excited to say that several of the young performers who were given their first performance experience in this production are now returning to the show as seasoned professionals. I’m also delighted to see many of the phenomenal original cast return, along with some beloved New Adventures legends making their debuts in the production. Our “Romeo and Juliet” was inspired by a desire to listen to and represent young people starting out in their careers as artists, so I’m also thrilled to welcome several very talented recent graduates, making their professional debuts with us, to continue that tradition.” Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet embarks on 12-week UK tour ahead of a five-week Summer Season at London's Sadler’s Wells. The tour will open at Curve, Leicester on Monday 3 July, before visiting The Lowry, Salford from Tuesday 11 July, Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe from Tuesday 18 July and New Theatre Hull, from Tuesday 25 July. The production will then play for five-weeks at Sadler’s Wells from 1 August to 2 September 2023. Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the madness of first love, Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet garnered universal critical acclaim when it premiered in 2019. Tickets for Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at Sadler's Wells
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet to return in 2023
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet will embark on 12-week UK tour ahead of a five-week Summer Season at London's Sadler’s Wells. The tour will open at Curve, Leicester on Monday 3 July, before visiting The Lowry, Salford from Tuesday 11 July, Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe from Tuesday 18 July and New Theatre Hull, from Tuesday 25 July. The production will then play for five-weeks at Sadler’s Wells from 1 August to 2 September 2023. Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the madness of first love, Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet garnered universal critical acclaim when it premiered in 2019. The 2023 production of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is the first co-production between New Adventures and Sadler’s Wells. Matthew Bourne said today: “I had resisted creating a new production of Romeo and Juliet for many years wondering if there was anything new to say in a much-performed work. In 2019 I found that inspiration in a countrywide young talent development project that surrounded the original production. Working alongside my usual world class creative team but with a team of “young artistic associates’ and a young cast of super talented emerging dance artists, we created something relevant, questioning and deeply moving…. But also, an unexpected hit show! I’m therefore thrilled to announce its long-awaited return as part of the celebrated New Adventures repertoire to entertain and provoke audiences with its powerful and timely tale of young love.” Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells, said today: “I am thrilled that we’re co-producing ROMEO and JULIET with New Adventures. We have a longstanding relationship with Matthew Bourne, whose work has delighted Sadler’s Wells audiences for many years, aand it will be wonderful to welcome his imaginative and visceral retelling of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy back after its premiere in 2019.” The production is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with the New Adventures Artistic team; Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director), Lez Brotherston (Set and Costume design), Paule Constable (Lighting Design), Paul Groothuis (Sound Design) and Arielle Smith (Associate Choreographer) with Terry Davies’ thrillingly fresh orchestrations of Prokofiev’s dynamic score. Further tour dates and casting to be announced. Tickets for Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at Sadler's Wells

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