Ballet Ireland present ROMEO & JULIET at Cork Opera House on Mon 30 April

Ballet Ireland Presents
Romeo & Juliet 

Mon 30th April, 8pm

April 2012 - Ballet Ireland, The National Ballet of Ireland, is delighted to bring its hugely successful production of Romeo & Juliet, to the Cork Opera House on April 30th

First choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple in 2010, the production is being remounted due to overwhelming demand by theatres and audiences and coming to Cork for the first time.

Based on Shakespeare’s tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls instantly and hopelessly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything...

This breathtaking production of Romeo & Juliet set to Sergei Prokofiev’s incredible score, will be performed by 16 top professional dancers trained in the finest schools all over the world. The cast will be led by Dublin born, Zoe Ashe-Browne who created the role of Juliet in the original production.
Described in the Irish Times by Christie Taylor Seaver as “Ireland’s finest full-length production to date. Ashe-Browne and Horn deliver heart-stopping interpretations of the final scene. Runacre-Temple taps into a zeitgeist that so many other ballet companies desperately want to access right now. Runacre-Temple gets it”.

Morgann Runacre-Temple is choreographer in residence at Ballet Ireland and has made over nine works for the company. Morgann’s works have been performed at The Gaiety Theatre Dublin, Tate Modern, Royal Opera House 2, National Concert Hall Dublin and The Royal Academy of Music and The Place Theatre, London, Prejlocaj Theatre, Marseille, and have been toured nationwide in UK and Ireland.

Morgann was chosen as one of four choreographers to participate in Dancelines 2009 at The Royal Opera House with Wayne McGregor, resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet. She is back choreographing a piece on Royal Ballet dancers on the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden later this year.

The National Ballet of Ireland has from the outset had quality as one of its core values. The company is the only funded annually ballet company in Ireland. The company has been sponsored by The Irish Times, RTE, RTE Lyric FM, and Culture Ireland since 2000 and has given 23 seasons of ballet all over Ireland. Indeed performing in every county of Ireland has also been one of the company’s core values as we believe that our funders though the Arts Council are the people of Ireland and they should be able to see top quality performances without having to travel to Dublin.

The National Ballet of Ireland, Ballet Ireland, acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.

Mon 30 Apr
Time: 8pm
Tickets: €26, €30, €34

Booking and information on and 021-4270022

Cork Opera House acknowledges the financial support of
The Arts Council; Cork City Council; Cork County Council