From our archive: Romeo & Juliet

On 26 February 2015 we held our company première of Jean-Christophe Maillot's Les Ballets de Monte Carlo production of Romeo and Juliet at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. In celebration of this, we took a look back in our archive at all the versions of Romeo & Juliet we have performed during our history.

Former Artistic Director Robert de Warren premièred Romeo & Juliet...Tragic Memories in 1978, a piece that relived the lovers' tragic story from the perspective of The Nurse. During Christopher Gable's directorship, in 1991 we premièred Massimo Moricone's Romeo & Juliet, a production which has become one of the most best-loved ballets in our repertoire. Finally, David Nixon OBE invited Jean-Christophe Maillot to stage his version on our company five years ago; a stripped back production with a modern aesthetic which laid bare the raw emotions of the incredible story.