Where for art thou? The O2 arena -the Royal Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet for exclusive summer 2011 shows

Posted: 3rd December 2010
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

What better combination can you think of than Shakespeare and Prokofiev, when it comes to ballet? Well, "Romeo and Juliet" ranks as one of the most-performed ballets in the world and the Royal Ballet are no strangers to it. However, here are a string of shows that bring the production to a full-sized arena, rather than a typical dance-theatre or ballet-house. Intrigued? You will be when we quote a few performers and the admission fees...

From 17th - 19th June next year, the O2 Arena will host four performances of "Romeo and Juliet" by the Royal Ballet, featuring an all-star dance-cast including Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru and Edward Watson to name but four (they will take it in turns to dance the title-roles). Not only will these be amazing spectacles suitable for the whole family, it is the first time that the ballet company has performed in an arena of this size and construction.

Tickets for the four performances, including an extra matinee on Saturday 18th June at 2.00pm and an afternoon-only performance on the Sunday go on sale tomorrow (Saturday 4th December) at 9am and start from just £10, rising to £25, £48 and £60 (plus fees).

Add in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and its renowned conductor Barry Wordsworth, and you have an impeccable romantic evening ahead of you.

Paul Pledger