Romeo & Juliet



The story of the great love between Romeo and Juliet inspired by the drama by William Shakespeare translated by Zdeněk Urbánek according to the original published by Cambridge University Press in 1955, written and adapted to the musical on ice by Jindřich Šimek.

This musical love story on ice takes place in a historical backdrop, but uses contemporary set, sound and lighting technologies. This combination gives rise to an impressive show featuring many dazzling effects. The show is the largest of its kind in the world and an entirely unique project starring many athletes, artists and a great number of creative team members.


Shakespeare - Jiří KornKapuletová - Věra ŠpinarováChůva - Hanka Křižková

Created by:

Script and direction: Jindřich Šimek
Music: Boris Urbánek
Lyrics: Jaromír Nohavica
Choreography: Pasquale Camerlengo /ITA/
Set and costumes: Alexander Babraj
Lighting designer: Jan Plesník
Music performed by: Symfonický orchestr pražských filharmoniků
Conducted by: Paolo Gatto/ITA/

List of characters:

Juliet Songs and narratives recorded by Lucie Bílá,
Skating performed by Radka Kovaříková, Jelena Jovanovičová (YUG)
Romeo Songs recorded by Bohuš Matuš, narrated by Pavel Kříž,
Skating performed by René Novotný, Vladislav Žovnirskij (RUS)
Tybalt Songs and narratives recorded by Kamil Střihavka,
Skating performed by Alexej Urmanov (RUS), Ruslan Novoselcev (RUS)
Merkucio Songs recorded by Bohouš Josef, narrated by Jiří Sedláček,
Skating performed by Armen Saakian (USA), Karel Nekola
Benvolio Songs recorded by Petr Janda, narrated by Norbert Lichý,
Skating performed by Karel Nekola, Jan Nerad
Shakespeare Songs recorded by and played by Jiří Korn, the part played by Jan Přeučil, Pavel Handl
The Nurse Songs recorded by and played by Hana Křížková, the part played by Věra Janků
Lady Capulet Songs recorded by and played by Věra Špinarová, Irena Budweiserová
Lady Montague Songs recorded by and played by Athina Langoska, Jana Vaculíková

Songs recorded by and played by Petr Kotvald, the part played by Vladimír Polák, Petr Sýkora

and others.
World premiere: 16 April 2003, Ostrava