Romeo and Juliet

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This show has now closed.

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre.

Working in collaboration with artistic associates, director Rob Ashford and designer Christopher Oram, the acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branagh presents an exceptional series of five plays that bring together a remarkable group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Lily James and Freddie Fox.

Kenneth Branagh directs Freddie Fox and Lily James who play the leads in Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. 

Please note: 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. 

What The Papers Say
A production pulsating with energy
"A production pulsating with energy" - The Guardian
Bustling, energetic and exuberant
"Bustling, energetic and exuberant" - Time out
In the luminous Lily James, Kenneth Branagh has found the perfect Juliet
"In the luminous Lily James, Kenneth Branagh has found the perfect Juliet" - Daily Mail
This production has pulsating energy
"This production has pulsating energy" - The Guardian
Madden is especially good
"Madden is especially good" - The Guardian
Sir Dereck Jacobi is an absolute master
"Sir Dereck Jacobi is an absolute master" - The Times
The friar is excellently played by Samuel Valentine
"The friar is excellently played by Samuel Valentine" - The Independent
Michael Rouse as Juliet's father gives a performance that would blister paint off the walls
"Michael Rouse as Juliet's father gives a performance that would blister paint off the walls" - The Independent
"Derek Jacobi is inspired casting" - WhatsOnStage
"Richard Madden and Lily James have unmistakable chemistry on stage" - The Upcoming
Meera Syal is flirty and funny
"Meera Syal is flirty and funny" - The Independent

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