Reviews for Juliet and Romeo

  1. Royal Swedish Ballet Mats Ek's 'Juliet & Romeo' Photo: Gert Weigelt

    Royal Swedish Ballet - Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 25 September 2014 — Performance: 24 - 27 September 2014

    There is much to admire in the ingenuity of Ek's interpretation, not least in the intriguing imagery that makes this a compelling - if not also, often infuriating - spectacle. Continue Reading

  2. Royal Swedish Ballet - Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 26 September 2014Performance 24 - 27 September 2014

    Set in an unspecified time, it’s a stark world of corrugated metal walls where the black-clad Capulet gang patrol ominously on Segways. 

  3. Royal Swedish Ballet - Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 26 September 2014Performance 24 - 27 September 2014

    The final image, in which all of Verona lies down in mourning for Romeo and Juliet, raising their legs in imitation of the lovers final pose, may be one of the oddest images you will see on stage. But it is vintage Ek in its power to haunt, to unsettle and to move. 

  4. Royal Swedish Ballet - Mat Ek's Juliet & Romeo

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 26 September 2014Performance 24 - 27 September 2014

    The whole thing is danced with passion and panache, never more so than by Ana Laguna as the watchful nurse. Her scene with Mercutio and Benvolio, where she makes them jump over one another like circus tumblers, is the comic relief before the grim resolution… 

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