Royal Swedish Ballet: Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo

Royal Swedish Ballet: Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo

  • Booking until: Saturday, 27 September 2014
  • Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Royal Swedish Ballet: Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo description

The world's fourth oldest ballet company, Royal Swedish Ballet perform in London for the first time since 1995 . To celebrate their 240th anniversary, Johannes Ohman, the director of the Royal Swedish Ballet commissioned renowned choreographer Mats Ek to create a full length adaptation of a timeless love story for 32 of the company's dancers.

Having created many new interpretations of classics, Ek's Juliet & Romeo attracted much acclaim both in Sweden and internationally. Making its UK premiere this Autumn , Ek brings a quirky twist to this much loved ballet. 

Juliet & Romeo is set to a score by Tchaikovsky-rather than the more traditional Prokofiev-adapted and arranged by Anders Hogstedt. This new adaptation features a scenography and custome design by Magdalena Aberg. The Renaissance inspired costumes are given a modern twist, while the dark, urban setting  helps bring this classic love story into the 21st Century. 

Pairing a contemporary aesthetic with dynamic choreography and Linus Fellbom's atmospheric light design, Ek places this romantic tale in a brutal environment strewn with conflict between characters and generations. 

Playing at Sadlers Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN GB ()

Sadlers Wells Directions

Age restrictions

Under 5s are not admitted to this event. 

Important information

Show includes one 25 minute interval.

Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - -
Wed - 19:30
Thu 01:00 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat - 19:30
Sun - -