“It’s raw, intense and full of passion"
Over the years we have seen this story told many different ways, it’s been set in different locations, time periods but always ends the same way, and always tells what many consider to be the greatest love story of all time.
Matthew Bourne has brought this story up to the not too distant future, in the fashion we have come to know from Bourne the original story has been re-vamped and some changes have been made which often leaves us guessing what will come next. Instead of war torn families we have a gender divide imposed by the powers that be who run the institute. The setting is left slightly up to the audiences interpretation. It might be a youth rehabilitation facility, it might be a prison, it might be a mental health unit...all we know is that it’s called ‘Verona Institute’ and not so far Verona is where the dancers lay their scene.