Royal Ballet to perform at London’s O2 Arena

Updated: Nov 26, 2010, 18:58 PM IST

London: The Royal Ballet is all set to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the London’s O2 Arena in June, it has been announced.

It will be the first time the world famous company would perform in a UK arena and the cast includes dancers Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, reports the BBC.

The organisers said that up to 2,000 tickets for each performance would be available for 10 pounds on a first-come-first-served basis.

The rest of the tickets will be sold for 60 pounds and 95 pounds and will be available from December 5.

A filmed introduction will be shown on giant screens before the beginning of each act.

Dame Monica Mason, director of The Royal Ballet, said she was thrilled about the production being shown in such a huge venue, as it would ‘introduce our work to so many new people’.

The June 17-19 performances are being staged in association with impresario Raymond Gubbay, who staged the first opera at the arena earlier this year.

ANI