In association with Birmingham Hippodrome
Hippodrome Associate Rosie Kay’s Romeo + Juliet is a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, re-told through the lens of 21st century gang culture, set in the stiflingly hot Birmingham summer of 2021. A diverse cast of young athletic performers represent the city in a riotous new dance piece which explores knife crime, gang-allegiances and the intricacies of forbidden love across racial boundaries between Black and South Asian communities. Rosie Kay’s Juliet is a strong, intelligent and athletic young Black female whose older brother is a dominant gang leader. The balance is upset when Juliet falls for Romeo, a young South Asian male dedicated to his own gang and their rivalries but at heart an artist and dreamer.
Rosie Kay is renowned for creating meaningful dance with research at its heart that challenges potent issues. In the making since 2015, she presents her Birmingham Romeo + Juliet following seventeen years of living with and working with the city’s communities and five years of research with pupils of Birmingham’s Nelson Mandela School, South Asian choreographers and on the beat with West Midlands Police. Artistic Advisors to the project include actor and director Dylan Duffus, headteacher Azita Zohhadi, and choreographers and fellow Hippodrome Associates Aakash Odedra and Sonia Sabri.
Rehearsals are currently being operated with social distancing in place. In the final few weeks, the cast will form a ‘bubble’ and the performance will take place without social distancing.
We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.
2-for-1 price bands A-C
Parties of 10+ £5 off price bands A-C
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FIRST NIGHT 16-24 YEAR OLDS’ MEMBERSHIP
£10 tickets, price bands B-C (limited availability)
GENERAL CONCESSIONS – UNWAGED, UNDER 18s and SENIORS
£3 off price band A-C (limited availability)
CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES
£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
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STUDENT, PASSPORT TO LEISURE AND POSTCODE STANDBY
24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for the lowest price, maximum 2 per booker, subject to availability
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.
“A compelling work...remarkable dancers.” Review from Rosie Kay Dance Company's 10 Soldiers
"An extraordinary exploration of modern war as a physical experience.”
Review from Rosie Kay Dance Company's 10 Soldiers
"Unleashes joy" Top 10 Dance 2019
Review from Rosie Kay Dance Company's Fantasia