MATTHEW Bourne’s latest dance work Romeo And Juliet will receive its world premiere in Bradford this month.

The passionate and contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story will be performed at the Alhambra Theatre from May 22-25.

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the show will see Britain’s brightest young dance talent join the existing New Adventures company.

These dancers will include Oakworth teenager Hollie Smith who was plucked from her ballet training at Tring Park School.

As part of New Adventures’ ambition to support the next generation of on-stage talent, Matthew has recruited the finest emerging male and female dancers from around the UK.

The search began in April last year with a call-out for young dancers currently in training aged between 16 and 19.

Attracting over 1000 applications and following a UK-wide audition tour, six young cast members will perform at each venue alongside the New Adventures company.

Romeo And Juliet is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with his entire New Adventures associate artistic team.

There are new orchestrations of the classic Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live at every venue by an orchestra.

Visit call 01274 432000 to book tickets.

Notes to editors:

There are two casts, ‘The Capulets’ and ‘The Montagues’, performing at different venues; giving each company the time to rehearse with the young dancers while the tour continues.