West Side Story

Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Cast: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
145mins   1962   USA   PG   English   

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.

Followed by a Q&A with Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director at Glyndebourne

This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.

'It's impossible to begrudge the vertiginous energy and feeling that make this one of the great American musicals, and one radically told through dance' - Tim Robey, Telegraph



Sun 12 January