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 Blu-ray
Romeo: Paris Fitzpatrick
Juliet: Cordelia Braithwaite
Region code: All Regions
Sound: 5.1 surround sound / 2.0 stereo
Duration: 121 mins
"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
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 Braithewaite)
What's On Stage Awards 2019: Nominated - Best Choreography
What's On Stage Awards 2019: Nominated - Best Costume Design