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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet
February 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 21, 2021
In partnership with Center Theatre Group on its Digital Stage platform, The Kennedy Center presents an on-demand film screening of celebrated British choreographer Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed Romeo and Juliet.
This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not-too-distant future in “The Verona Institute.” Here “difficult” young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. The two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.
Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet stars Cordelia Braithwaite as Juliet, Paris Fitzpatrick as Romeo, Dan Wright as Tybalt, and Ben Brown as Mercutio. Bursting with youth, vitality, and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis, and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.