Shakespeare’s Juliet rewrites her destinyRomeo who? Shakespearean tragedy gets a rewrite fit for a pop princess in hit jukebox musical & Juliet, currently playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Set to an impressive soundtrack including Britney Spears’ “...Baby One More Time” and Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”, & Juliet follows the formerly tragic heroine as she ignores her fate, says goodbye to her short-lived romance and overbearing parents, and sets off with her friends for Paris.
Far from an iambic-pentameter catastrophe, & Juliet is an uplifting evening of massive pop anthems driving a joyful story of self-discovery. The musical first premiered in Manchester in 2019, with the eagerly awaited West End transfer announced soon after.
Schitt’s Creek’s David West Read wrote the book for & Juliet, collaborating with Grammy Award-winning producer Max Martin. Martin’s impressive catalogue of modern pop anthems - from Ariana Grande to Bon Jovi - has fast made the musical a hot ticket.
Forget dusty textbooks and star crossed lovers. With its irreverent, empowering message and larger than life characters, & Juliet tickets are perfect for anyone who just wanted Shakespeare’s heroine to get a life.
Important informationPlaying at: Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
Performance dates: 28 May 2021 - 12 Feb 2022
Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)
Age restrictions: Best for age 6+
Special notice: & Juliet contains some adult themes and language.