A gallery of photographs of the original model boxes for Romeo and Juliet have recently appeared on the Birmingham Royal Ballet website. Above you can see Romeo in the Capulet family crypt.

When a new ballet is created, the designer often creates a model box – a 1/25th scale model of the set – as a reference. This is important as it can then be used to present a new production to the Company for the first time, to give an impression of the end result that they will all spend so many months working towards.

You can see the gallery by clicking here