Mid-October marks the debut of the Royal Ballet’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tragedy; Romeo and Juliet at the beautiful London Royal Opera House.
The classic play combines the themes of power within society and the inevitability of fate in this ultimate tale of forbidden love. The Royal Ballet’s performance highlights the plight of the two star-crossed lovers as they embark on their love affair in the form of a stunning ballet.
Choreographed by the esteemed Kenneth MacMillan, this version of Romeo and Juliet focuses on the ‘emotional and psychological intensity at the heart of the tale’. Widely known as his masterpiece, MacMillan’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet first arrived at Covent Garden in 1965, and has been performed worldwide over 400 times.
The much-loved play begins its seven week-long programme on Saturday 19th October, and tickets are already selling out. Why not continue your civilised afternoon with DUKES champagne and canapés from just £19 per person, in our beautiful Perrier Jouet Lounge. To book or for further information, call 0207 318 6585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you or your family fascinated by dinosaurs? Then why not consider paying a visit to a remarkable live show at the O2 Arena in London that will bring these huge ancient creatures back to life?
Watch them evolve and see how each species interacted with one another. Walking with Dinosaurs is a show that has already blown-away audiences and critics, its technical and scientific success will bring 20 life-sized dinosaurs actually inside the O2 arena. The show starts just after Christmas from 26th December 2012 to 6th January 2013 with tickets starting from only £32.25.
Based on the award-winning BBC television series, this family spectacular offers a genuine insight into 185 million of years of history. It has already been seen by more than seven million people in 206 cities across the world and its success is credited to the innovative work of its production team.
The huge life-like dinosaurs will each roam hunt, growl and seek something to fill their stomachs. Palaeontologist Huxley also braves the earthquakes, volcanoes and comets to teach visitors about these prehistoric ancestors and the events that took them from global domination to complete extinction.
Each or the creatures are operated by a team of three people with their movement supplemented by classical music and special effects.
After an evening watching the show with your family, why not give our hotel a little visit and head over to our DUKES bar to try one of the world’s finest martinis?