Romeo & Juliet - Tom Holland and the Duke of York's Theatre

Is Tom Holland set to perform Romeo on the roof of a West End theatre in Jamie Lloyd’s new London production of Romeo & Juliet?

STAGE SPY: Tom Holland may need his Spidey skills this week when Jamie Lloyd’s new production of Romeo & Juliet opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

The Spider-Man Hollywood superstar will tread the boards of the West End from 11 May starring as Romeo in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Sources close to the production have told the Sun newspaper that Jamie Lloyd intends to open his new show with Tom Holland performing on the roof of the theatre, using cameras and drones to capture the footage. He will then move inside the theatre, all captured on cameras that will beam the live action into the auditorium.

That is, if the producers of the show can get permission from Westminster City Council, who are putting up health and safety barriers for the plan to go ahead.

Jamie Lloyd has form in using cameras to capture action on stage, the latest example being his hugely successful production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. The show utilised cameras throughout, and in one extraordinary sequence, the show’s main male protagonist Joe, played in the West End production by Olivier Award winner Tom Francis, performs Act 2 opener “Sunset Boulevard” out on the streets of the West End.

Lloyd’s new production of Romeo and Juliet stars Tom Holland alongside Francesca Amewudah-Rivers (Bad Education, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play) as Juliet, Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Sense8, God of Carnage) as Nurse, Michael Balogun (Sherwood, The Lehman Trilogy) as Friar, Tomiwa Edun (MacbethThe Deep Blue Sea) as Capulet, Mia Jerome (Treasure Island) as Montague, Daniel Quinn-Toye as Paris, Ray Sesay (Doctor Who, Anna Karenina) as Tybalt, Nima Taleghani (Cyrano de Bergerac, Hope Has A Happy Meal) as Benvolio, and Joshua-Alexander Williams as Mercutio.

Two camera operators have already been announced as part of the cast, with Callum Heinrich (Mamma Mia!) and Kody Mortimer (Sunset Boulevard) capturing the live action of the show on giant video screens.

The show originally sold-out the initial booking period in a few hours, and final premium tickets are now on sale.

Here’s hoping that Jamie Lloyd and the production get their way, and this coup-de-theatre can take place in the West End.

Romeo & Juliet is playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 11 May to 3 August 2024.

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