Important Info: Ticket purchases will be limited to a maxium of six tickets per person across all performances. Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to the performance. Richard Madden will not be returning to Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August. Freddie Fox will play the role of Romeo.
**** The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today sadly announced that due to medical advice, Richard Madden will not be returning to the company of Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 Aug ****
Shakespeare’s most famous play, Romeo & Juliet, makes its latest appearance in the capital, this time boasting some big names working on and behind the stage as part of Kenneth Branagh’s residency at the Garrick Theatre. The ultimate story of star-crossed lovers has been staged regularly over the last four centuries but it never fails to find an adoring audience and provide a moving and memorable story.
Penned at the end of the 16th century, Romeo & Juliet was inspired by many classic tales and has since inspired countless more, with stage productions around the world appearing alongside films and television adaptations, in addition to new romance stories that have owed a great debt to the tale. Now it appears in the West End once again to prove that it is a story that always has a place.
Romeo and Juliet are two teenagers of warring families in Verona and so their romance is forbidden. But as they try to find ways of being together, Romeo & Juliet continues to its heartbreaking conclusion – one of the most tragic in all of literature.
On this occasion the cast is set to include Richard Madden and Lily James in the lead role of Romeo and Juliet. Both work under the direction Kenneth Branagh, who also directs them in recent blockbuster hit Cinderella, and it is clear that this is likely to be a big draw for those hoping to pick up theatre tickets.
Richard Madden has a range of credits to his name and in addition to the recent Cinderella has also appeared in the likes of Chatroom and Complicity, in addition to television shows like Klondike, Birdsong and the enormously popular Game Of Thrones.
Branagh, meanwhile, is well known for previous works with Shakespeare, having appeared in productions of Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing, amongst others, whilst directing various more. As a film director he has had big success and recently put his stamp on the Marvel superhero world with the blockbuster movie Thor.
The show now appears in the West End once again as part of a season that also brings The Winter’s Tale and The Entertainer to the stage.
Romeo & Juliet is at the Garrick Theatre.from Thursday 12th May 2016.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 13th August 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 13th August 2016|
|Important Info:||Ticket purchases will be limited to a maxium of six tickets per person across all performances. Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to the performance. Richard Madden will not be returning to Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August. Freddie Fox will play the role of Romeo.|
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