Shakespeare and Prokofiev meet Nureyev: English National Ballet performs Romeo and Juliet

Monday 24th July 2017 11:51 am posted in What's On, Culture

English national Ballet Romeo and Juliet

Reviewed as “deeply romantic” and “powerfully atmospheric,” the English National Ballet will perform Rudolf Nureyev’s exquisite choreography to the music of Sergei Prokofiev in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from 1-5 August at the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre.

The Prokofiev score will be performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic for a truly all-encompassing sensory experience.

The ballet — which was first commissioned for Nureyev to choreograph for the national ballet for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 — is now celebrating 40 years of international performances. It is richly costumed, and the sets and large cast of dancers recreate Renaissance Verona as the backdrop for the eternal tragedy of the star-crossed lovers from the battling Montague and Capulet families.

For more on the ballet and to purchase tickets, click here.