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Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet Blu-ray

 

  • Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet is a celebration of youthful energy, talent and creativity both on and off stage. Entering their fourth decade as a company, this New Adventures production is an urgent and brutal drama directed for screen by Ross MacGibbon and filmed at Sadler's Wells.

    Set in 'The Verona Institute' in the not-too-distant future and mysteriously confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirits, Shakespeare's two young lovers (Paris Fitzpatrick as Romeo and Cordelia Braithwaite as Juliet) must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

    Alongside Bourne's direction and choreography, design is by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Phil Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

    Extras: behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast members, Paris Fitzpatrick, Cordelia Braithwaite, and Daisy May Kemp.; Associate Artistic Director, Etta Murfitt; Young Associate Choreographer, Arielle Smith; and Matthew Bourne himself.   

    Also available on DVD

    Cast
    Romeo: Paris Fitzpatrick
    Juliet: Cordelia Braithwaite


    Picture: 16:9 HD 1080p
    Region code: All Regions
    Format: Blu-ray
    Subtitles: EN
    Sound: 5.1 surround sound / 2.0 stereo
    Duration: 121 mins
    Year: 2020
    Certificate 12

     

  • Reviews

    "Electrifying entertainment" Daily Telegraph

    "Classic stories with a twist – accessible, but with a powerful emotional undertow" Sunday Times

    "Britain’s most successful choreographer will blow your mind with his sheer imagination, wit, and brio" The Times

    Awards

    Broadway World UK Awards 2019: Winner - Outstanding Achievement in a New Dance Production

    South Bank Sky Arts Times Awards 2020: Nominated - Best in Dance

    South Bank Sky Arts Times Awards 2020: Nominated - Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Paris Fitzpatrick)

    National Dance Awards 2019: Nominated - Outstanding Female Performance in Modern Dance (Cordelia Braithwaite)

    What's On Stage Awards 2019: Nominated - Best Choreography

    What's On Stage Awards 2019: Nominated - Best Costume Design