News: & Juliet announces new cast and reopening date

July 14, 2021
News: & Juliet announces new cast and reopening date
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New cast members have been announced for smash-hit musical & Juliet, returning to Shaftesbury Theatre on Friday 24 September.

Joining Olivier Award-winners Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway and David Bedella as Lance are returning cast members Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse and Tim Mahendran as Francois.

Alex Thomas-Smith (RENT, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) will be joining the cast as May.

Ensemble members include Roshani AbbeyJocasta AlmgillJosh Baker, Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Grace Mouat, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Billy Nevers, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Kirstie Skivington, Alex Tranter, Sophie Usher and Rhys Wilkinson.

& Juliet is the winner of three Olivier Awards, six WhatsOnStage Awards, plus swiped further awards from The Black Theatre Awards and The Mousetrap Theatre Awards.

Romeo who?! With her bags packed and ready to escape Verona, Juliet recovers from heartbreak in the best way possible… by dancing the night away with her best friends by her side! But when the sparkle fades, the confetti falls and reality catches up, it’s clear that Juliet needs to face her past in order to find her future. Can she reclaim a story that has been written in the stars? Is there really life after Romeo… or could he be worth one more try?

Come along for the ride as the original Anne Hathaway takes on her husband William Shakespeare to remix his legendary play. As comedy meets tragedy, will Juliet get the ending she truly deserves? And most importantly, can their love survive this battle of wills?

The musical features Max Martin’s pop anthems such as “…Baby One More Time”, “Since U Been Gone”, “Roar”, “It’s My Life”, “I Want It That Way”, and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”, plus many more!

The production is brought to life by an award-winning creative team, directed by Luke Sheppard, with a story by David West Read, choreography from Jennifer Weber and set design from Soutra Gilmour. Further creative team includes costume designer Paloma Young, musical supervisor, orchestrator and arranger Bill Sherman, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Gareth Owen, video designer Andrzej Goulding and casting director Stuart Burt.

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