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International guests return for acclaimed ballet

International guests return to star in acclaimed ballet


June 2008

SHE’S worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera and Johnny Depp and now former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Amy Hollingsworth returns to New Zealand to star in the hit ballet Romeo and Juliet.

Hollingsworth, now based in the London, will perform the role of Juliet in Christopher Hampson’s internationally acclaimed production based on Shakespeare’s famous work.

Hollingsworth has worked as assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Kylie Minogue on her worldwide tour KylieFever and in 2004 played “Queen of the Fairies” in the Oscar nominated film Finding Neverland starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman.

Dancer Cameron McMillan will perform the role of Romeo. McMillan, also a former member of the RNZB, has also gone on to achieve a stellar international career working with the English National Ballet, the Rambert Dance Company and, most recently, the Bonachela Dance Company.

Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s ravishing score, this highly dramatic and visually stunning production is inspired by the look of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Baz Luhrmann’s film version of this Shakespearean masterpiece.

Featuring a rich and bloody colour palette by designer Tracy Grant Lord, join the lovers as they battle against their families in order to follow their hearts, only to have their happiness shattered forever.

Romeo & Juliet opens in Palmerston North on 18 July before touring New Zealand.

“If this were the only Romeo and Juliet I ever saw, I’d die happy.” The Independent, UK

Romeo & Juliet performance dates

PALMERSTON NORTH – Regent on Broadway

Featuring the Vector Wellington Orchestra

Friday 18 July 7:30pm

Saturday 19 July 6:30pm

Book at TicketDirect 0800 484 253

Adult $45 - $75 Child $27 - $45

Concession $40.50 - $67.50

AUCKLAND - Aotea Centre at THE EDGE

Featuring the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday 23 July 7:30pm

Thursday 24 July 7:30pm

Friday 25 July 7:30pm

Saturday 26 July 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Sunday 27 July 6:30pm

Book at Ticketek 0800 842 538

Adult $35 - $85 Child $21 - $51

Concession $31.50 - $76.50

NAPIER – Municipal Theatre

Friday 1 August 7:30pm

Saturday 2 August 7:30pm

Sunday 3 August 6:30pm

Book at TicketDirect 0800 484 253

Adult $45 - $65 Child $27 - $39

Concession $40.50 - $58.50

INVERCARGILL – Civic Theatre

Thursday 7 August 7:30pm

Friday 8 August 7:30pm

Saturday 9 August 7:30pm

Book at ICC Booking Office 03 211 1692

Adult $35 - $55 Child $21 - $33

Concession $31.50 - $49.50

CHRISTCHURCH – Isaac Theatre Royal

Featuring the Christchurch Symphony

Wednesday 13 August 7:30pm

Thursday 14 August 7:30pm

Friday 15 August 7:30pm

Saturday 16 August 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Book at Ticketek 0800 842 538

Adult $47 - $77 Child $28.20 - $46.20

Concession $42.30 - $69.30

WELLINGTON – St James Theatre

Featuring the Vector Wellington Orchestra

Wednesday 20 August 7:30pm

Thursday 21 August 7:30pm

Friday 22 August 7:30pm

Saturday 23 August 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Sunday 24 August 6:30pm

Book at Ticketek 0800 842 538

Adult $35 - $85 Child $21 - $51

Concession $31.50 - $76.50


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