Romeo & Juliet
“Runacre-Temple taps into a zeitgeist so many other ballet companies desperately want to access right now, making relevant what is often seen as an elitist art form while still honouring its roots.…… Runacre-Temple gets it, and Ballet Ireland fortuitously has gotten a head start on discovering and nurturing her talent.”
★★★★★ “I can’t remember seeing a better Ballet Ireland production than this one… Shakespeare’s story goes to new heights…a breathless mixture of youthful passion, love and lust”
Michael Moffatt, Mail on Sunday
★★★★ “Romeo and Juliet has moments of genuine beauty, with dazzling displays of choreographic flow that border on genius.”
Chris O’Rourke, The Arts Review
Based on Shakespeare’s tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls hopelessly in love, but their families are bitter enemies. In order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything.
The result is a heart stopping ballet with a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, comedy and high tragedy.