Search
Get a personalised letter from Santa

Shakespeare classic returns to the stage in Barking

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 January 2017

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Archant

One of William Shakespeare’s classic plays is returning to the stage as a ballet.

Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet

Ballet Theatre UK will be performing Romeo and Juliet, at the Broadway theatre on Sunday.

The play, dubbed the world’s greatest love story, is being brought to the Barking stage as part of the nation’s celebrations of the playwright’s 400-year legacy.

Christopher Moore, artistic director of Ballet Theatre UK, said: “I’ve taken traditional ballets, which to some people have become museum pieces, bringing them up-to-date for the modern audience and engaging our audience with a passion and energy that I hope is inspiring.”

The theatre company gained permission from the Prokofiev family to use the composer’s music.

“The Prokofiev score is simply iconic. It gives the whole show a romantic but passionate feel which is so important for the storyline, along with setting the perfect atmosphere of ancient Verona.

“The score is adored by the dancers, which is fantastic as it is clear to see that they pour their heart and soul into the music and every performance.”

Christopher is also encouraging everyone to come along, even if they are not ballet or Shakespeare fans.

“I had a retired gentleman approach me after one of our shows who said that he had never been to a ballet before and was so pleased he had now done so, having enjoyed it immensely.

“I think it should be considered as one of life’s experiences. You’ll never know till you try it.

“A live show with a high visual content and rousing music will always set the heart beating faster and Romeo and Juliet is a perfect introduction as it is such a well-known story.

“Yet the complex choreography challenges for the seasoned classical ballet fan.”

Romeo and Juliet will start at 3pm and go until 6pm.

Tickets cost £16 to £18. Call 020 8507 5607 to book or for more information.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

17:00

May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall says his side will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to Lopes Tavares.

19:00

A photographer who hates having his picture taken has made a last minute call for votes after his work was shortlisted in a national competition.

Veteran manager signs up for stint on reality TV show

12:00

Barking assistant manager Andre Thomas admitted late 1-0 defeat to high-flying Coggeshall Town was tough to take.

10:00

Defender had impressed for Essex club in early part of season, but has been out of favour in recent weeks

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read entertainment

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now