Secret Cinema announce Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet for this summer
Secret Cinema has announced another immersive experience which will take place this summer, with Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet being re-imagined at a secret location in London.
The 1996 film starred a baby-faced starred Leonardo DiCaprio (a year before Titanic would launch him into megastardom) and Claire Danes in the lead roles.
The outdoor screening will run from August 9-19th, bringing together live bands, DJs, choirs and artists, these spectacular open-air productions making it one of the largest experiences Secret Cinema has ever produced, with an audience of almost 5,000 people who all take part in each show.
Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet will be set against the themes of peace, redemption and salvation, young hearts of Verona will be summoned to the city on behalf of the brave and noble Captain Prince. All are called to create a truce between the warring houses of Montague and Capulet, all must come to crush a cup of wine in peace.
Fabien Riggall, Secret Cinema Founder & Chief Creative Officer “We are excited to take Secret Cinema into the fields re-imagining the festival format by creating large scale magical immersive worlds across an entire outdoor location, where the audience live inside the most loved films of all time. We are excited to launch our summer festival with the perfect film in Romeo + Juliet. The film is the perfect title to bring to life and confronts some profoundly important social issues, such as youth violence, that remain as relevant in London today as they did in Shakespeare’s Fair Verona. We will be working with a London based charity who work towards tackling these problems.”
Tickets for Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet will go on sale at 12pm Friday May 18th and which can be purchased here. Prices start at £49 plus booking fees, with VIP packages from £85 plus fees.