The Ryman Healthcare Season of

Romeo and Juliet

16 Aug - 24 Sep 2017

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RNZB dancers Madeleine Graham and Joseph Skelton. Photographer Ross Brown

Fall in love this winter with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s world premiere of Romeo and Juliet

A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever.

Italian choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new production of Shakespeare’s great love story, especially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.  This brand new ballet, with exquisite sets and costumes by Academy Award winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons) brings to life all of the splendour and seduction of Renaissance Verona.  Join us as we follow the Montagues and Capulets in Shakespeare’s original tale of two star-crossed lovers through desire, struggle and tragedy

Prokofiev’s passionate score will be performed live in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Dunedin; a specially-made recording will accompany performances in other centres. Sure to be the highlight of the 2017 arts calendar this is a production not to be missed.

In a first for the RNZB, and thanks to Auckland Live, we are delighted to offer a live audio description of Romeo and Juliet  for blind and visually impaired patrons at the performance on Sunday 3 September.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet is a Partner Event of Christchurch Arts Festival

Running time is approximately 3 hours including two intervals.

Dates and times


Wellington, 16 August - 20 August

St James Theatre


Wednesday 16th August 7:30pm World premiere


Thursday 17th August 7:30pm


Friday 18th August 7:30pm with free pre-performance talk


Saturday 19th August 1:30pm with free post-performance Q&A Buy tickets


Saturday 19th August 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets


Sunday 20th August 4:00pm Buy tickets

Christchurch, 25 August - 26 August

Isaac Theatre Royal


Friday 25th August 7:30pm with free pre-performance talk Buy tickets


Saturday 26th August 1:30pm with free post-performance Q&A Buy tickets


Saturday 26th August 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets

Auckland, 30 August - 03 September

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre


Wednesday 30th August 7:30pm Buy tickets


Thursday 31st August 7:30pm Buy tickets


Friday 1st September 7:30pm with free pre-performance talk Buy tickets


Saturday 2nd September 1:30pm with free post-performance Q&A Buy tickets


Saturday 2nd September 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets


Sunday 3rd September 4:00pm Audio Described performance Buy tickets

Rotorua, 08 September - 09 September

Civic Theatre


Friday 8th September 7:30pm Buy tickets


Saturday 9th September 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets

Dunedin, 13 September - 14 September

Regent Theatre


Wednesday 13th September 7:30pm Buy tickets


Thursday 14th September 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets

Invercargill, 17 September

Civic Theatre


Sunday 17th September 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets

Palmerston North, 21 September

Regent on Broadway


Thursday 21st September 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets

Napier, 24 September

Napier Municipal Theatre


Sunday 24th September 7:30pm with Warm Up, Curtain Up! Buy tickets

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Credits


Choreography

Francesco Ventriglia

Costume & set design

James Acheson

Music

Sergei Prokofiev

Music arranged by

Nigel Gaynor

Lighting design

Jon Buswell

Dramaturg

Mario Mattia Giorgetti

Choreographic Assistant

Gillian Whittingham

Conductor

Hamish Mckeich

Cast


Wellington

Christchurch

Auckland

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