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Romeo and Juliet - Peacock Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A CONTEMPORARY interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, will play a four-week London season at the Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells’ home in the West End, from Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Set against a backdrop of state of the art architectural light design and big screen video projections that will take audiences from the 1600s to the present, the tragic teenage love story is retold by Rasta Thomas’ extraordinary dancers.

According to press material, this intoxicating cocktail of dance, from ballet to hip hop to acrobatics, fused with a radical mix of music from Vivaldi and Prokofiev to Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and David Guetta, will take audience’s breath away.

Creators of the dance sensation Rock the Ballet, Choreographer Adrienne Canterna and Artistic Director Rasta Thomas, have used their innovative style to tell the timeless tale of star crossed lovers.

This new genre of dance combines a heady mix of audio visual elements and weaves a dance tapestry that is emotionally charged and technically evolved to create a sensual, moving and passionate production that will enthral audiences.

Romeo and Juliet is presented by Derek Nicol and Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment and Mel Howard for AIS Productions.

Tickets: £15, £27, £36, £40. Transaction fee applies. £2.50 for telephone bookings. £1.75 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office. Under 16s half-price. Maximum of two half-price tickets per full paying adult. To book, call the ticket office on 0844 412 4322 or visit www.sadlerswells.com/.

Times: Tuesday to Sunday at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee at 2.30pm; Sunday matinee at 2pm.

Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including one 20 minute interval).

NB: No under 5s will be admitted.