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New Adventures and Sadler’s Wells present Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

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A room full of young adults sitting in a circle and in the middle holding hand sits two star crossed lovers

Passion and heartbreak collide in Matthew Bourne’s contemporary take on the timeless tale of two star-crossed young lovers.


Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the obsession of first love, Romeo and Juliet received universal critical acclaim when it premiered in 2019.

Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with the New Adventures Artistic team; Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director), Lez Brotherston (Set and Costume design), Paule Constable (Lighting Design), Paul Groothuis (Sound Design) and Arielle Smith (Associate Choreographer) with Terry Davies’ thrillingly fresh orchestrations of Prokofiev’s dynamic score.

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Electrifying. One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever.★★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Storytelling at its finest, should not be missed★★★★★ DAILY EXPRESS

Brilliantly inventive. An astonishing, explosive energy blazes from the stage★★★★★ DAILY EXPRESS

Packs an emotional punch. Superb entertainment★★★★ THE I

A hit. Bursts with raw youthful energy★★★★ EVENING STANDARD

A thrilling rethinking – pure joy★★★★ THE OBSERVER

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