A feud has been raging for generations between the Capulets and Montagues. Juliette, Capulet's daughter, has been promised to Count Paris, but she is not interested in marriage. At a masked ball at her father's house, she meets Romeo, a Montague, and the two fall instantly in love.
"Kenneth MacMillan brought psychological depth and sexual passion to the classical repertoire with his first three-act ballet. Not that you’d know it from this latest revival"
"We think of Romeo and Juliet as a story about love, but really it’s about death. Ten minutes into Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet there’s already a pile of bodies on the stage, but despite the brutality, we are shown that life can be transcendent"