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Romeo and Juliette - London Coliseum

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Venue Information
London Coliseum

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane

Seating Plan


(3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Romeo and Juliette

Age Restriction: No Under 5s Will Be Admitted.

Shakespeare’s classic story “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” has been told for centuries in many different forms, including numerous cinematic versions and stage productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company. However, one of the most famous interpretations of the classic text is the opera by Charles-François Gounod – best known for the opera “Faust” - which presents the original story complete with some fabulous and renowned music. It is certain to be a welcome addition to the season at the Royal Opera House in 2010, where the show will return after a ten year absence, as it takes audiences on an enchanting journey to Verona, where star-crossed lovers meet their tragic end.

The story of “Roméo et Juliette” is known all over the world, with the Montague family and the Capulet family at war when the show begins. The tale of tragic romance begins when Roméo Montague, alongside his friends, attends a Capulet ball in disguise, meeting the daughter of the family Juliette and falling instantly in love. Soon enough they are married, but instead of bringing the two families together it incites a battle that sees Roméo’s friend Mercutio die at the hands of Tybalt, with Roméo slaying the latter in revenge. So he is banished from Verona and Juliette must concoct a plan to allow them to be together forever – a plan that, ultimately, leads to a tragic conclusion.

Whilst Shakespeare, inspired by the works of other writers before him, penned “Romeo and Juliet” in the 1590s, Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” first appeared in 1867 when it received its world premiere at the Theatre Lyrique in Paris. Since then it has appeared on regular occasions on stages all over the world, with its upcoming appearance at the Royal Opera House in London the first in some time. Therefore it will be an unbeatable opportunity to witness a classic opera onstage.

With Nicolas Joël taking on duties as director and Daniel Oren the conductor, the show is likely to feature spectacular performances from its cast, including the award-winning Polish tenor Piotr Becszala as Roméo, plus two performers sharing the role of Juliette – Maria Alejandres and Nino Machaidze.

Roméo et Juliette makes its anticipated appearance at the Royal Opera House from Tusday 26th October 2010 to Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 25th April 2015
Booking Until: Saturday, 25th April 2015
Age Restriction: No Under 5s Will Be Admitted.
Show Status: production_closed
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