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Press & Audience Reviews

Take a look at what the press and our audiences have said about our production of Romeo & Juliet, and be sure to send us your feedback when you see it this spring!


Throughout the performance, solos and ensembles alike respond to the emotional colourings of Prokofiev’s score with a sure-footed ease that, like the orchestral playing, doesn’t get seduced into rhythmic yompings or syrupy sentimentality.

- The Herald, 4*

 Stunning... Genuinely beautiful and touching.

- The Telegraph, 4*

 Powerful and gorgeous choreographic expression. The Capulets’ famous party, for instance, is an absolute joy.

- The Telegraph, 4*

 Scottish Ballet’s melding of the classical and the modern continues to surpass our expectations.

 - Sunday Herald

It’s the production’s ability to tell a clear story with exciting and credible characters that is so engaging and enjoyable. The final scene is genuinely moving and ingenious as the cast reappear in their civvies to remind us of the timeless appeal of this masterpiece.

- Press and Journal

A polished, pure pearl of a production.

- Edinburgh Guide



I was at HMT in Aberdeen on Friday night with my friend and absolutely loved the performance. It was sensational and the music was just the perfect companion.

 Saw Romeo & Juliet at Inverness on Wednesday - absolutely superb.

 For some reason, I knew nothing about the story however the performance left me in no doubt! Well done yet again.

 Brilliant Show! One of the best things I have ever seen! Choreography incredible! Wonderful evening and a night, Jenny and I will take a long time to forget! Thank all the dancers for a wonderful evening.

This production was exquisite. I was moved to unspeakable anger at the final scene, when despite all the agony of loss neither family had learnt a thing! Well done Krzysztof Pastor and Scottish Ballet.  

Thank you. We had a wonderful night on the 22nd of May. We were at the performance of Romeo & Juliet at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. Absolutely brilliant show, Sophie Martin and the rest of the cast were superb. Should have stood up!

I went to see the production last night in Aberdeen... what a wonderful night! Congratulations to everyone involved... what a fantastic performance. I was enthralled.

What a brilliant performance on Saturday! Wonderful dancing, wonderful music! We took a ballet virgin and she loved every minute. Keep up the good work.

My friend kindly took me to see Romeo & Juliet last night. Just loved Capulet and his wife dancing... I could see a million paintings I wanted to do! Excellent showcraft from everyone in the cast - and loved those panelled dresses. I thought the contemporary feel was an excellent fit to the score. Recommended for those who want something a bit different!

It was a very good performance, Sophie Martin was brilliant as always! Well done to everyone!

Performance, choreography, orchestration - everything 5 star. Lovely afternoon - thanks to all at Scottish Ballet.

Romeo & Juliet was such a pleasure. Looking forward to the autumn programme (one of the compensations for the approach of winter).

Isn't it fab, here in Belfast, loved the show on Wed night, thought the dancers and set/costumes were beautiful.

Thanks to @scottishballet & @edencourt for a magical evening at the ballet (Romeo & Juliet) last night. Even grumpy 15 yr old son loved it!

#3 son loved his first ballet - @scottishballet's Romeo & Juliet. Don't have to know about it to appreciate!

@scottishballet went to see Romeo & Juliet 2 weeks ago & loved it! Saw it in '08 and had to see it again... breathtaking! Favourite scottishballet show!

Great day off. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet with the Scottish Ballet at the Festival Theatre. Beautiful and powerful.

@scottishballet 's Romeo and Juliet was wonderful dark fiesty romantic angry and lustful, and that was just the lighting. Wonderful dancing.

Thrilled and heartbroken by @Scottishballet Romeo & Juliet @ Edinburgh Festival Theatre. A truly fresh take.

Seen @scottishballet's Romeo&Juliet - brilliant set, awesome dancing. Owen Thorne as Capulet stole the show for me & Sophie Martin was fab.

Saw @scottishballet perform Romeo & Juliet on Saturday. It was amazing! Great performance!

Looking forward to @scottishballet's Romeo and Juliet tonight. Creative merchandising too with Team Montague & Capulet tees!

Saw Scottish Ballet's Romeo & Juliet new choreography and is totally brilliant - see it if you can!

Lovely first act of Scottish Ballet's Romeo & Juliet, Prokoviev score, perfect. Got to be better than #leadersdebate surely?

@scottishballet - Fantastic, beautiful performance - Eve was wonderful...


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