The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 31, 2015 3:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:180 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kenneth MacMillan
Country Listing:UK
Cinema Extra
Distributed by:Arts Alliance Advisors
Cast:Steven McRae as Romeo
Sarah Lamb as Juliet
Artists of The Royal Ballet


Ballet on Screen: Exquisite productions of beloved ballets from The Royal Ballet.

Kenneth MacMillan's poignant setting of Sergey Prokofiev’s classic score draws out the emotional and psychological intensity of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet contains three passionate pas de deux: the lovers’ first meeting, the famous balcony scene and the devastating final tragedy. Juliet is one of the most coveted of all ballerina roles, and as MacMillan’s ballet enters its 50th year it resonates as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century ago.

Performed live at the Royal Opera House. Includes two 10-minute intermissions.

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free)