News: Initial Lead Casting Announced For & Juliet UK Tour

March 8, 2024
News: Initial Lead Casting Announced For & Juliet UK Tour

& Juliet is embarking on a UK Tour this year, and today, to celebrate International Women’s Day, the producers of the global sensation have announced initial lead casting for the award-winning musical.

Gerardine Sacdalan will star as Juliet, Sandra Marvin as Angélique and Lara Denning as Anne, in the upcoming tour opening at Manchester Opera House on the 8th July 2024.

 & Juliet ran at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End from 2019 until 2023. The show was a huge success and soon transferred to Broadway where it currently plays at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The production is currently on stages worldwide and will also set off on a US tour and the end of this year. &Juliet the UK tour will visit some of the UK’s biggest cities including Southampton, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds and more.

Gerardine Sacdalan graduated from Urdang Academy this year and will be starring in the Made in Dagenham in Concert at the London Palladium.

Sandra Marvin is well-known for playing Jessie Grant/Dingle in Emmerdale (ITV) and Patricia Williams in Call the Midwife (BBC). Her theatre credits include Sister Act The Musical and Waitress.

Lara Denning’s theatre credits include Sunset Boulevard, Matilda, Everybody’s talking about Jamie, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4  and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Further Casting is to be announced.

There is life after Romeo!

Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as Juliet ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way. Created by the Emmy-winning writer from “Schitt’s Creek,” this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told and asks, what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo?

Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name, including Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time,” Katy Perry’s “Roar” and chart toppers “Since U Been Gone,” “It’s My Life,” “I Want It That Way,” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” all from Max Martin, the genius songwriter/producer behind more number one hits than any other artist this century, and his collaborators. Break free of the balcony scene and get into this romantic comedy that proves there’s life after Romeo. The only thing tragic would be missing it.

The full creative team for the UK tour of & Juliet  includes David West Read (Book), Max Martin & Friends (Music & Lyrics), Luke Sheppard (Direction), Jennifer Weber (Choreography), Bill Sherman (Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements), Soutra Gilmour (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Howard Hudson (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Andrzej Goulding  (Video & Projection Design) and Suzy Bennett (Hair, Wig & Makeup Design) and Dominic Fallacaro (Additional Arrangements and Orchestrations). Casting is by Stuart Burt.

 & Juliet is presented by Max Martin and Tim Headington and is produced by Max Martin, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Jenny Petersson, Martin Dodd and Rebecca Quigley.

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