Ballet Ireland bring Romeo and Juliet to the stage, one of the greatest love stories of all time..
Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls hopelessly in love, but their families are bitter enemies. In order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything.
In Ballet Ireland's production, Shakespeare's tragic tale becomes a play within a play, as a school Chaplain attempts to show the futility of violence to feuding groups.
He introduces the pupils to the play of Romeo and Juliet, assigning each pupil a character and the action ensues.
‘Runacre-Temple taps into a zeitgeist so many other ballet companies desperately want to access right now, making relevant what is often seen as an elitist art form while still honouring its roots.” “Runacre-Temple gets it’The Irish Times