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Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet cinema screening: first look

The hit production from New Adventures will be in cinemas later this month

Paris Fitzpatrick and Cordelia Braithwaite in Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet
© Johan Persson

WhatsOnStage has a first look at the new cinema screening of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet.

Bourne's show, which opened in Leicester and is currently on tour, reimagines Shakespeare's classic and sets it in an institute. It will appear on the silver screen across the UK from 22 October.

In Gwen Smith's review for WhatsOnStage, the piece was described as "a powerful, timely and exhilarating adaptation." It has design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.

The cinema production will star Cordelia Braithwaite as Juliet, Paris Fitzpatrick as Romeo, Dan Wright as Tybalt and Ben Brown as Mercutio.

You can find a list of participating cinemas here.