Matthew Bourne's Reimagining of Romeo and Juliet To Play Wales Millennium Centre
Matthew Bourne’s “Romeo and Juliet” comes to Wales Millennium Centre between June 18-22. The production is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story.
Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, Britain’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company for this World Premiere production.
As part of New Adventures’ ambition to support the next generation of on-stage talent “Romeo and Juliet” features the finest emerging male and female dancers from around the UK. The search began in April 2018 with a call-out for young dancers currently in training aged between 16 and 19. Attracting over 1000 applications and following a UK-wide audition tour, 6 Young Cast members will perform at each venue alongside the New Adventures company.
The Montague Company consisting of Seren Williams as ‘Juliet’ and Andrew Monaghan as ‘Romeo’ alongside: Jana Baldovino; Madelaine Brennan; Ben Brown; Joao Carolino (also plays ‘Romeo’); Natasha Chu: Gaby Conn; Benjamin Derham; Stanley Duventru-Huret; Louis Fukuhara; Danny Reubens; Asher Rosenheim; Billy Ron Scott; Catrin Thomas and Bryony Wood (also plays ‘Juliet’) will be presenting the production live on stage for the Cardiff performances. In addition, Kate Lyons, Matt Petty and Mark Samaras will also appear.
“Romeo and Juliet” is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with his entire New Adventures Associate Artistic team; Etta Murfitt, Associate Artistic Director, set and costume design by Lez Brotherston; lighting by Paule Constable; sound by Paul Groothuis; and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live at every venue by The New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.
For ticket details visit www.wmc.org.uk