Episode 2

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Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Exclusive behind-the-scenes series which follows English National ballet on their 60th anniversary and reveals the complexities of staging world class ballet.

We join the company as they fight to finish their most ambitious production of the year - Rudolf Nureyev's Romeo & Juliet. From tensions on stage to challenging rehearsals using real weaponry, the men are performing for their lives. The company are already undermanned so it's crucial that no dancers are injured, but it's only a matter of time before the demanding schedule takes its toll.

  • BBC Radio 4: Saturday Review

    BBC Radio 4: Saturday Review

    Listen as Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the week's cultural highlights, including Romeo and Juliet, which has been revived for the company's 60th anniversary. First broadcast 8 January 2011.

    Listen to BBC Radio 4: Saturday Review

Credits

Series Producer
Rob Farquhar
Director
Rob Farquhar
Producer
Alice Mayhall

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