Taking in a show

October 15th 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
Taking in a show

One of the advantages of moving to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford is that you still have all the cultural delights of central London on your doorstep. But if you are feeling like you want to be a little bit more local lots of events are available even closer to home. Coming up soon is Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet as filmed live for cinemas at Sadlers Wells in London 2019. It has been hailed as the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019 by The Daily Telegraph. 

“This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute…Here difficult young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.” 

Romeo and Juliet is a timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, It really is bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, performed by some of the UK's brightest young dance talents join the New Adventures company.

On Tuesday 22nd October starting at 7.30pm this short for the cinema (93 mins with no interval) with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, 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 this production is going to take your breath away. It is showing at the Empire Walthamstow, The Scene, 267 High Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 7FD for one night only. 

The Empire Walthamstow - The Scene at Cleveland Place sits on the corner of Hoe Street and High Street. It has brought the big screen back to Walthamstow with a stunning new state-of-the-art nine-screen offering 1,200 seats. Just a short hop from Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet will be a cultural delight.