Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet at Ahmanson Theatre

Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet at Ahmanson TheatreReimagine Shakespeare’s timeless Romeo and Juliet with Matthew Bourne’s rendition of the tragic love story. The iconic dance production will be traveling to North America and running from January 28 through February 25 at California’s Ahmanson Theatre. Directed and choreographed by the one and only, prepare for a beautifully passionate and intense version of the play like never before. Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is ready to give audiences a show with a more fiery and youthful vibe to keep watchers on their toes. Accompanied by beautifully crafted dances and composed music, watch as the cast and orchestra give you the performance of a lifetime. With three levels of seats and a capacity of 2,000 people, the Ahmanson Theater is ready for all anticipating fans. This, along with their state-of-the-art sound and visual facilities, will definitely give you an outstanding show. Don’t miss out and grab your tickets now!

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Tickets

“Your jaw will drop, there are moments so stunning that you might just forget to breathe.” – Broadway World

“A seismic youthquake. A Romeo and Juliet for the millennial generation.” – The Stage

Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet Tickets

How far would you go for the person you love? Prepare yourself for Matthew Bourne’s famous rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to be shown at California’s Ahmanson Theatre this upcoming January 28 through February 24 and see exactly what the characters would do for the people they love. Bourne’s version of the timeless love story is full of passion and a more youthful vibe that just must be seen firsthand to understand all the love for the production.

The 1 hour and 50-minute long performance follows the young Romeo and Juliet as they’re forced to conform to society’s standards through various means of abuse as patients of what seems to be an asylum. Our story starts off with Juliet, who is already an inmate of the white-walled asylum. She, along with the other young inmates, is drugged and watched over on a daily basis by the cruel guard, Tybalt, who seems to have his attention on Juliet constantly. Romeo is admitted into the asylum shortly after by his parents, Sen. Montague and Mrs. Montague, assumingly because he interferes with their political wants. Romeo and Juliet have an instant connection for the first meeting at what appears to be an in-house event. Indulge yourself in the passionate romance as they risk everything to be together. 

“The piece is, from beginning to end, stunningly danced. Full of insight and invention, this is a thrilling rethinking of this tale of woe.” – The Guardian

“Brilliantly inventive. An astonishing, explosive energy blazes from the stage.” – Daily Express

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Cast

As the show makes its way to North America, specifically Ahmanson Theatre, from January 28 through February 24, get ready for its 32 showings that will indeed have you immersed in this passionate and youthful love story. With the phenomenal actors, actresses, and dancers, you will definitely have your eyes on the stage for the whole show. Check out the cast that brings this rendition of the classic love story to life below:

“Bourne and his superb dancers inject visceral new life into Shakespeare’s star crossed young lovers. Pure joy.” – The Observer
“With this dance world so awash in productions of Romeo and Juliet it’s refreshing to find one that so completely upends our expectations.” – The Times

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Production Team

Since premiering in 2019, the dance production and its crew members have been nominated for multiple awards, namely Best Modern Choreography at the National Dance Awards 2019, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2019, and Best in Dance at the South Bank Sky Art Times Awards 2020. They’ve also won the Outstanding Achievement in a New Dance Production from the South Bank Sky Arts Times Awards in 2020. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s 1996 play, this rendition is directed and choreographed by none other than Matthew Bourne in partnership with The New Adventures Artistic Team. The music for the show was done by the one and only Terry Davies, based on the original score by Sergei Prokofiev, and played live by the New Adventures orchestra. Of course, we can never forget that the production would not have been possible without the creatives and production team:

California’s Ahmanson Theater is one of the four main music venues that make up the Los Angeles Music Center. With a capacity of 2,000 seats, it sure is ready to cater to all fans looking forward to the production. With three levels of seats and state-of-the-art sound and visual systems, the theater is sure to bring your experience to the next level. Get tangled in the intense, passionate, youthful production, and secure your seats now!

A Review from The Guardian by Sarah Crompton 

“Fabulously responsive to the melancholy that underpins Prokofiev’s score, which is brilliantly adapted by Terry Davies and played live under the conductor Daniel Parkinson by the New Adventures orchestra, this is a bleak adaptation of a dark play. Absolutely compelling.”

“Astounding theater from Mr. Bourne, offering blazing energy from his terrific cast.” – New York Times

“Bourne’s masterful reimagining bursts with raw, youthful energy. Get in line for those return tickets now.” – Evening Standard