Romeo and Juliet is set to return to Belfast’s Grand Opera House in just a few weeks time.

Running from September 28 – October, the treasured classic re-imagined is a timeless ballet for a modern audience.

The audience is sure to get swept up by the passion and heartbreak, set to Prokofiev’s unforgettable score.

Played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet is a modern interpretation of a classical ballet, capturing the raw sensuality and the very essence of the story as Romeo and Juliet embark on their impulsive love affair.

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As the lovers are caught in the throes of ecstatic joy and crushing heartbreak, this production will see Northern Ballet’s dancers at their dramatic best, bringing the intensity and extreme emotions of this classic tale to the stage.

Romeo and Juliet is Northern Ballet’s first collaboration with acclaimed choreographer Maillot, who recently created a new version of The Taming of the Shrew for the Bolshoi Ballet. The UK Première took place at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in February 2015, and was the first time that this version of Romeo and Juliet was performed in the UK.

Jean-Christophe Maillot said: ‘In this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, my primary objective is to sincerely portray the powerful emotions to the audience so that they share in the passionate love of the young couple and take a journey with them.’

Tickets can be booked at goh.co.uk or by calling the box office on 028 9024 1919.

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