BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of a young, beautiful and intelligent woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, her attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster. Little does she know that he is a Prince cursed by a magical Enchantress. The only way the Beast may become human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. The curse set by the Enchantress is bound by a magical rose. If the final petal falls all hope will be lost and he will remain a Beast forever. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall-will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?
First performed in 2018, Beauty and the Beast was created by Artistic Director Christopher Moore as part of the company's 10 year anniversary celebrations. A Pas de Deux was previewed in the company's Anniversary Gala to rave review. The title then toured the UK for the Christmas season to sell out audiences, nationwide.
Set to a stunning classical score this production combines exceptional story telling with stunning classical dance, an attribute the company has become renowned for across its vast repertoire. A popular title for both the dancers and audiences alike, this production is perfect for the whole family.
“Glittering costumes, expressive dancers . . .
a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre”
- Dance Europe
ROMEO AND JULIET
Join Ballet Theatre UK as we restage our critically acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s all-time classic tale of love, anguish and revenge… Romeo and Juliet.
This tragic tale of star-crossed lovers is told through the breath taking beauty of classical ballet, set to the haunting iconic score by Sergei Prokofiev.
Romeo and Juliet is a magnificent and grand production, yet the very human story at its heart is told with extraordinary intimacy. Whether in the lethal market place brawl or the blissful balcony pas de deux, the realistic and daring choreography resounds with raw emotion, truth and passion.
Featuring a company of internationally renowned dancers, striking costumes and grand sets that evoke the grandeur of Renaissance Italy this production promises to be the highlight of the calendar and one not to miss.
First performed in 2016, Romeo and Juliet was a title the company had wanted to mount for many years. Using the haunting score by Sergei Prokofiev, Artistic Director Christopher Moore created his interpretation of the iconic Shakespearean tale with the support of Rehearsal Director Gwénaëlle Poline Santos. Combining excellent story telling with steely technical choreography the production was met with rave reviews and fast became a favourite of the company and its dancers.
We are excited to bring this title back to life, in partnership with BTUK2, to make a grander production, set to tour the UK in 2023. With a larger cast, along with new sets and costumes, Romeo and Juliet will be one not to miss.