Award-winning director Rebecca Frecknall is following her stellar revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida theatre, with another fiery classic.
Frecknall is directed a thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with a young cast including Ted Lasso star Toheeb Jimoh as Romeo, and up-and-coming new star Isis Hainsworth (Red Rose, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Juliet.
The Almeida has recently dropped some behind-the-scenes images of the show in rehearsals, and a video revealing more of Rebecca’s vision for the production.
Rehearsal Photos – Romeo and Juliet
The cast also includes Raphael Akuwudike as Balthazar, Jamie Ballard as Capulet, Miles Barrow as Benvolio, Amanda Bright as Lady Capulet, Luke Cinque-White as Servant/Gregory, James Cooney as Paris, Paul Higgins as Friar Lawrence, Jyuddah Jaymes as Tybalt, Kieron Jecchinis as Prince, Jo McInnes as Nurse, Daniel Phung as Apothecary/Sampson, Jack Riddiford as Mercutio, and Gideon Turner as Montague.
The production is designed by Chloe Lamford, with costume design by Debbie Duru, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Gareth Fry, casting by Julia Horan CDG, and fight direction by Jonathan Holby.
Rebecca Frecknall’s other West End shows currently on stage include her multi-Olivier Award winning revival of Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London, now starring Maude Apatow and Mason Alexander Park.
Romeo and Juliet is playing from tomorrow, 6 June 2023, to 29 July 2023 at the Almeida.