Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Tickets

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
1 August 2023 - 2 September 2023
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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.

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 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

★★★★★ "Electrifying. One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever" - DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★★ "Brilliantly inventive. An astonishing, explosive energy blazes from the stage" - DAILY EXPRESS
★★★★ "Packs an emotional punch. Superb entertainment" - THE I
★★★★ "A thrilling rethinking – pure joy" - THE OBSERVER
★★★★ "A hit. Bursts with raw youthful energy" - EVENING STANDARD

Show Information

Performance dates
1 August 2023 - 2 September 2023
Running time
To be confirmed

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Venue Information

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Nearest Tube or Train: Angel (Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 38, 341, 171a
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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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