Moscow City Ballet will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, this Thursday (17 Jan 2019) at The Palace Theatre. The work premiered in 1938 and has become a staple of the ballet world, being revived many times over the decades. Over three acts and an epilogue, it retells Shakespeare’s immortal tale using meticulously choreographed dance and a live orchestra. The most famous piece is the sinister ‘Dance of the Knights’ (also called ‘Montagues and Capulets’), which you may know as the theme tune to the The Apprentice. Elsewhere, Prokofiev lightens things with the use of cornets, viola d’amore, and mandolins, to bring an Italian flavour to the music. Sumptuously designed and costumed, it’s likely to be a feast for the eyes and the ears.
Thu 17 Jan, The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT, Tel: 0844 871 3019, 7.30pm, £16.90 – £48.90, www.atgtickets.com/shows
Published on: Tue 15 Jan 2019