Over the next year New Adventures will be working with the brightest young dance talent from across the UK to perform in the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet in 2019.
As part of New Adventures’ ambition to support the next generation of on-stage talent and inspired by the success of Lord of the Flies in 2014, which combined professional dancers and young men with little or no dance experience, Romeo and Juliet will feature the finest emerging male and female dancers from around the UK.
The search began in April 2018 with a call-out for the next generation of 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 at each venue (80 in total) will perform alongside the New Adventures company. This unique opportunity will nurture and develop young talent with a view to them embarking on a career in dance.