14 February 2023 - 1 April 2023
A modern love story inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Following their critically acclaimed productions Iphigenia in Splott and Killology, director Rachel O’Riordan reunites with Gary Owen to deliver his new play. Callum Scott Howells (It’s a Sin, Cabaret) plays Romeo, and Rosie Sheehy (Oleanna Arts Theatre, King John, RSC) plays Julie in this contemporary new play at the National Theatre.
Romeo and Julie runs from 14 February 2023 until 1 April 2023 in the Dorfman, National Theatre London.
What's the story of Romeo and Julie?
Romeo is a single dad hanging on tight. Julie is fighting to follow her dream of studying at Cambridge.
Two Welsh teens raised a few streets apart – but from entirely different worlds – crash into first love and are knocked off their feet. But at the crossroads to the rest of their lives, Julie’s family fears the worst in a world of unequal opportunity.
Who is in the cast of Romeo and Julie?
Romeo and Julie stars Callum Scott Howells and Rosie Sheehy, alongside Catrin Aaron, Paul Brennen and Anita Reynolds. Further casting to be announced.
Who are the creative team of Romeo and Julie?
Romeo and Julie is directed by directed by Rachel O’Riordan, with set and costume by Hayley Grindle, lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Gregory Clarke, dialect coaching by Patricia Logue and casting by Bryony Jarvis-Taylor. Written by Gary Owen.
Venue InformationNational Theatre - Dorfman Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
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