Dancers beat 1000 hopefuls across UK to perform in Matthew Bourne’s latest production
Students from Northamptonshire-based Dance School Dexterity have been cast for key roles for Matthew Bourne’s latest production, a modern retake of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet.
Described as a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story, the production will be travelling the length of country, with a 13 date UK tour commencing in May, including a four-week summer season at Sadler’s Wells in August.
Featuring Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the production will feature the finest emerging male and female dancers from around the UK. Three male students from Northamptonshire-based Dexterity Dance School have been selected and can be seen performing when the production reaches Northampton’s Derngate at the start of the tour in May.
The casting process began in April 2018, with a call-out for young dancers currently in training aged between 16 and 19, attracting over 1000 applications. Dexterity Principal, Estha Jones, is thrilled. “All three students have worked incredibly hard to achieve this and are extremely excited to be part of Matthew Bourne’s production. Having been with us for a number of years, they are already experienced on-stage performers and I know they will give their all to the show”.
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet will be playing Tuesday 28 May to Saturday 1st June at the Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton. Tickets are on sale now.