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Scottish Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

A story of forbidden love...somewhere in Italy...somewhere in the twentieth century.

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Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor
Music Sergei Prokofiev

A captivating, modern take on Shakespeare’s most dramatic and passionate tale featuring Scottish Ballet’s breathtaking dancers showcasing Pastor’s luminous choreography and the Scottish Ballet Orchestra performing Prokofiev’s gloriously emotive score.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this universal and timeless tragedy – society standing in the way of true love – steeped in Scottish Ballet’s inimitable dramatic style.

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Edinburgh Evening News
""A stroke of genius.""
The Sunday Times
""Pastor’s Choreography is slick and vigorous.” “The first pas de deux with lovers alone is stunning.” “This is Pastor’s first full-evening work for Scottish Ballet. It is a triumph on both sides. Unlike our ill fated lovers, this is a marriage blessed.”"
Sunday Express
""Technically exciting, utterly knowing, and looks like a project with a serious past and a future packed with quality.""
The Times
""A company of remarkable versatility and international stature.""