6 June 2023 - 29 July 2023
From the director of Cabaret and A Streetcar Named Desire
Multi Olivier Award-winning director Rebecca Frecknall brings her new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the Almeida Theatre this summer 2023.
Romeo and Juliet stars Isis Hainsworth (Red Rose, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Juliet, and Emmy Award-nominee Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso, Nine Lessons and Carols: stories for a long winter) as Romeo.
Following her “electrifying and revelatory” (New York Times) production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall promises to completely reimagine Shakespeare‘s ferocious and bloody tragedy.
Romeo and Juliets is playing from 6 June to 29 July 2023 at the Almeida Theatre.
What's the story of Romeo and Juliet?
Your family teaches you to hate.
You meet someone forbidden.
You act without thinking.
Verona is a powder keg of blood-lust and rage, with death threats proudly shouted in the streets.
As two families wage war, will a young couple become the next sacrifice of this brutal feud?
Who is in the cast of Romeo and Juliet?
Isis Hainsworth as Juliet, and Toheeb Jimoh as Romeo.
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.
Who are the creative team of Romeo and Juliet?
Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, 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.
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Audio Described Sat 15 Jul 2pm (Touch Tour 12.15pm)
Captioned Tue 4 Jul 7.30pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 19 Jul 2pm & 7.30pm
Venue InformationAlmeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA
Nearest Tube or Train: Highbury & Islington (Victoria / Overground), Angel (Northern)
Nearest Buses: 4, 19, 30 or 43, 38, 56, 73, 341 and 476