MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet opens Eden's new ballet and opera season

Kenneth MacMillan’s landmark Romeo and Juliet celebrates 50 years since its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 1965

Eden Cinemas’ new season of ballet and operas from the Royal Opera House in London will be commencing with the premier of Kenneth MacMillan’s landmark Romeo and Juliet, in celebration of 50 years since its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 1965. As part of its cultural programme, the Eden Cinemas will be exclusively relaying live the most romantic yet heartbreaking of all ballets, all the way from the UK.

The impressive production of Romeo and Juliet was originally created by Christopher Gable and Lynn Seymour. However it was Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev who danced the 1965 premiere. That night, the pas de deux received an impressive 43 curtain calls boosting their partnership to new boundaries.

However, on the 22 September, as part of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season, Royal Ballet Soloist Yasmine Naghdi will dance as Juliet, opposite First Artist Matthew Ball as Romeo.

MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, is choreographed to the emotionally charged score of musical genius Sergei Prokofiev. The ballet is regarded as an emotional and passionate masterpiece, based around three perfectly executed pas de deux: the lovers’ first meeting, the famous balcony scene and the overwhelmingly devastating final tragedy when Romeo dances desperately with the lifeless Juliet.

Viewers will be transported to a Renaissance-era Verona, through Nicholas Georgiadis’ extravagant designs. Dance with the performers through the bustling Italian marketplace of the ballet’s opening scenes, to the meeting of the star-crossed lovers at the masked ball.

Tickets are available at €18. This includes a complimentary glass of wine and complimentary parking at the Eden Leisure Car park. Student tickets are also available for 16 years and under at €10. Tickets may be purchased from the Eden Cinema box office or online at