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WIN! Romeo and Juliet on DVD

Posted on December 21, 2020

Romeo and Juliet Beyond Words. Francesca Hayward as Juliet and William Bracewell as Romeo Main

Courtesy of Opus Arte, we have five copies of Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words on DVD to give away as competition prizes. The film stars Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward as Juliet and first soloist William Bracewell as Romeo, making his much-anticipated debut in the role. Directed and produced by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of the BalletBoyz, this interpretation of Romeo and Juliet showcases Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet in a fresh and dynamic way. Fusing The Royal Ballet’s heritage with the BalletBoyz’ signature style, and filmed on location at the Korda Studios in Budapest, Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words was screened in cinemas in November 2019.

This DVD and Blu-ray release also includes exclusive extra features, including The Making of Romeo and Juliet, as well as a cast and crew Q&A, offering viewers a unique glimpse behind the camera. To win a copy, simply send us the answer to the following question by February 1, 2021: Who composed the music to Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet? Entries can be sent by email to

Pictures: William Bracewell as Romeo and Francesca Hayward as Juliet, with artists of The Royal Ballet in Romeo and Juliet Beyond Words. Photographs: Bradley Waller.


Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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