The Royal Ballet | Romeo and Juliet
June 11th, 19:30Free
Gary Avis as Tybalt, Alexander Campbell as Mercutio. ©ROH 2015/Alice Pennefather
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Ballet on stage at the Royal Opera House in this free live screening on the BP Big Screen at Queen’s Drive Space, Exmouth Seafront.
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud. They marry in secret, but tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet’s cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city.
When Juliet’s parents force her to marry Paris, she takes drastic action, drinking a potion to make her appear dead so she can escape the marriage and join Romeo. But the message explaining her plan fails to reach him. When he hears news of her death, he returns to visit her tomb and kill himself. Juliet wakes to find him dead and, devastated, she stabs herself.
Entrance is free but a ticket is required, book now via Ticketsource.
A great array of food and drink available to purchase on site. Please do not bring your own alcohol.
Deckchairs will be available to hire but feel free to bring your own chairs and/or blankets.
11 June at 7.30pm | pre-screening starts at 7pm.