Romeo and Juliet at Garrick Theatre tickets
Romeo and Juliet at Garrick Theatre tickets

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About the show

Following the smash hit success of the latest Cinderella movie, director Kenneth Branagh has reunited his leading actors, Lily James and Richard Madden, to play the star crossed lovers in his production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre.

The play is set in Verona and tells the tragic tale of two feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets, who cannot help but brawl every time they encounter one another. Romeo, a young Montague, gets more than he bargained for when he and his friends gate crash a Capulet party, meeting the beautiful young Juliet. Despite Juliet’s planned engagement to eligible young Batchelor, Paris, the pair fall in love at first sight and begin a dangerous and devastating affair.

With the help of Juliet’s Nurse, the pair marry in secret in an act of love that surely must be strong enough to break the age old war between the two noble households…

Also joining Madden and James is another of their Cinderella co-stars, Derek Jacobi. Jacobi played the King in the fairy-tale film and will now, somewhat controversially, play Romeo’s best friend, Mercutio in the production. Jacobi will be 77 when he takes on the role, usually played by much younger men. Whilst Mercutio’s age is never referenced in the text, this casting should make for an interesting interpretation of the piece.

Romeo and Juliet is arguably Shakespeare’s most well-known and celebrated text. The story of the young pair of lovers is frequently brought to life on stage and in film.

Romeo and Juliet was the fourth installment in the Kenneth Branagh season and ran from 12th May 2016 - 13th August 2016.

Recommended for

Fans of Branagh’s Cinderella will love seeing its stars play lovers once again. Similarly fans of Game of Thrones may very much enjoy seeing Robb Stark in the flesh! Shakespeare fans should also enjoy the show as one of the writers best loved pieces.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for very young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including 15 minute interval)
Opened: 12 May 2016
Press night: 25 May 2016
Booking from: 13 Aug 2016
Booking until: 13 Aug 2016

Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

79 Reviews Add review

Of all the Kenneth Brannagh Plays in this season, this was my least favourite. I love the story of Romeo and Juliet but this adaptation... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 355 reviews, 10 helpful votes

theresaschick 179cm, 69 reviews, 1 helpful vote

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 184 reviews, 3 helpful votes

parisrevans 160cm, 110 reviews, 13 helpful votes

This was my first time seeing a Shakespeare play and I wasn't left disappointed. It was clear that the cast had been well selected... More

dhaliwala 5"3, 110 reviews, 11 helpful votes

I must admit that when I first learned of the indisposition of Richard Madden for my performance, I was rather disappointed, but all... More

oliviamannall 5"5, 10 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The vast were fantastic. No Richard Madden unfortunately but Tom Hanson was a wonderful Romeo. Very comedic. But Lily stole the show.... More

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 589 helpful votes

The show was incredible. It was lovely to see a different approach to a Shakespeare classic. And Richard Madden and Lily James portrayed... More

chloelouise 18 reviews, 2 helpful votes