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Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words Blu-ray

Starring Francesca Hayward, William Bracewell and a host of The Royal Ballet’s finest dancers, Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic ballet is brought to life in this special film, shot on location by the Emmy Award-winning pairing of Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. With the story presented in a ground-breaking new light, Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words captures the extraordinary performances that have earned The Royal Ballet the reputation of producing the greatest actor-dancers in the world. Their artistry pays tribute to a production that's internationally recognised as the zenith of dance storytelling.

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Romeo: William Bracewell
Juliet: Francesca Hayward
Tybalt: Matthew Ball
Mercutio: Marcelino Sambé
Benvolio: James Hay
Lady Capulet: Kristen McNally
Lord Capulet: Christopher Saunders
Nurse: Romany Pajdak
Paris: Thomas Mock
Friar Laurence: Bennet Gartside
First Soloists, Soloists and Artists of The Royal Ballet

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Koen Kessels
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Original Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Film Director: Michael Nunn
Director of Photography: William Trevitt

Extra Features: The Making of Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words; Q&A with the cast and crew; Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Duration: 90 mins (Ballet); 53 mins (Extra Features)
Region: 0 (All regions)
Format: Blu-ray
Year: 2020
Subtitles: EN / FR / DE / KO (Extra Features only)


"It reveals Hayward both as a luminous screen presence and as an astonishingly lyrical, heartfelt Juliet, a dancer who illuminates the traditional steps and makes them live and breathe." The Times

Hayward’s Romeo, William Bracewell, is perfectly cast, too… The romance is heady (the kiss where she rises on to her tiptoes: swoon), the chemistry is palpable, the dancing dreamy.” The Guardian

Awards: Finalist: Rose d'Or 2020