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About the show

Rediscover Shakespeare's tragic tale of love with Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet. The latest in the New Adventures repertoire, this piece follows on from Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Red Shoes and features an exceptionally talented group of young performers. Thanks to Bourne’s now legendary choreography and direction, the production is set to be a huge summer hit. Catch it at Sadler’s Wells during its limited run in August 2019.

Matthew Bourne is a British choreographer and director who has been working for three decades. He is also the founder and artist director of contemporary dance company New Adventures. Many prestigious awards have been bestowed upon him over the years, including a knighthood for services to dance and the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award.

The show is performed by the best new talent in the New Adventures company. New orchestrations of the stunning Sergei Prokofiev score are arranged by Terry Davies and are played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

Depending on the night, the role of Juliet may be played by Cordelia Braithwaite, Seren Williams, Bryony Harrison or Bryony Wood. The role of Romeo is played by Paris Fitzpatrick, Harrison Dowzell, Andrew Monaghan or Joao Carolino.

Design is by Lez Brotherston, lighting is the work of Paule Constable and sound comes from Paul Groothuis.

Revisit this famous tragedy in a thrilling contemporary setting when Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet runs at Sadler’s Wells from 7 until 31 August 2019.

Who Should See It?

Fans of Matthew Bourne’s stylish Swan Lake or Cinderella will love this contemporary retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is suitable for audiences aged 12 and above.

Playing at

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Ave
Seating Plan

Sadler's Wells seating plan

Booking period

7th Aug 2019

6th Jun 2020

31st Aug 2019

Running time

2 hours (including interval)


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