Romeo & Juliet

4 May - 10 Jun 2023

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Former Principal Joseph Skelton and Artist Madeleine Graham in Romeo & Juliet, 2017. Photo by Stephen A'Court.

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite.
– Romeo & Juliet, Act II, scene ii

 

Shakespeare’s greatest love story returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet in May 2023, in a passionate re-telling choreographed by Andrea Schermoly (Stand to Reason, Within Without).

Exquisite sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons), first seen onstage in 2017 to universal acclaim, bring to life all the splendour and seduction of Renaissance Verona, swept up in Prokofiev’s exhilarating, sensuous score.

The colour and vitality of the marketplace, where bawdy laughter turns to horror in the blinking of an eye, the grandeur of the Capulet palazzo where love blooms, the intimacy of balcony, bedroom and tomb – the story unfolds inexorably but with the freshness and spontaneity of young dancers giving the performance of a lifetime.

Youthful, impetuous, aflame with the glory of first love and its tragic end, this is a timeless romance that resonates down the ages.

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Dates and times


Wellington, 04 May - 06 May

St James Theatre


Thursday 4th May 7:30pm
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Friday 5th May 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 6th May 1:30pm Post-Performance Q&A
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Saturday 6th May 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up!
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Auckland, 11 May - 13 May

Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre


Thursday 11th May 7:30pm
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Friday 12th May 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 13th May 1:30pm Post-Performance Q&A
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Saturday 13th May 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up!
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Dunedin, 20 May

The Regent


Saturday 20th May 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up!
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Christchurch, 25 May - 27 May

Isaac Theatre Royal


Thursday 25th May 7:30pm
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Friday 26th May 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 27th May 1:30pm Post-Performance Q&A
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Saturday 27th May 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up!
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Palmerston North, 03 June

Regent on Broadway


Saturday 3rd June 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk & Warm Up, Curtain Up!

Napier, 09 June - 10 June

Municipal Theatre


Friday 9th June 7:30pm
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Saturday 10th June 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up!
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Credits


Choreography

Andrea Schermoly

Music

Sergei Prokofiev

Design

James Acheson

Lighting

Jeremy Fern

Conductor

Hamish McKeich

Orchestra

Presented in association with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Wellington), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Auckland) and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (Christchurch).

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