Warring triad families. Passion and tragedy. The famous balcony scene. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers has captivated audiences for generations and is given a fresh and thought-provoking retelling in Septime Webre’s new Romeo + Juliet. Set in 1960s Hong Kong, this epic love story captivates with emotionally searing dancing, family drama, sumptuous cheongsams and iconic scenes from the tragic tale. With Webre’s original choreography accompanied by Prokofiev’s dramatic score, this brilliantly imagined adaptation is especially relevant for contemporary audiences as it fuses dance and drama against a backdrop of complicated politics and social upheaval.
A message from Hong Kong Ballet regarding COVID-19
Hong Kong Ballet continues to monitor current circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While our production of Romeo + Juliet is still scheduled to premiere in June 2020, should the situation require us to postpone the premiere, we will reschedule the premiere for a later date in the coming months. We will notify all ticketholders and the general public of any changes to our schedule.
Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Costume Design: Mandy Tam
Set Design: Ricky Chan
Lighting Design: Billy Chan
Dramaturge: Yan Pat To
Martial Arts Consultant: Hing Chao
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Matthew Rowe
For $1,000 VIP Ticket-holders
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre) before the end of intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.