'Black and portentous must this humour prove Unless good counsel may the cause remove’

From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet found new significance in summer 2021 in the Globe Theatre.

This production contains depictions of suicide, moments of violence and references to drug use. It contains gunshot sound effects and the use of stage blood.

Audio Description available for this production.

Synopsis

Verona is sick. Its structures broken and its citizens in a state of desperation. When a system favours the few, the many are left with nothing but unhealthy choices. Amidst the violence, bloodshed, fear and unrest, two teenagers find unexpected relief in each other. But will love be enough to save them from society’s sickness?

Cast

Silas Carson
CAPULET

Beth Cordingly
LADY CAPULET

Will Edgerton
TYBALT

Alfred Enoch
ROMEO


Adam Gillen
MERCUTIO

Clara Indrani
MONTAGUE & FRIAR JOHN

Sirine Saba
NURSE

Rebekah Murrell
JULIET


Dwane Walcott
PARIS & THE PRINCE

Zoe West
BENVOLIO

Sargon Yelda
FRIAR LAURENCE

Creatives

Fight Directors
RC Annie Ltd.

Choreographer
Aline David

Voice & Text
Tess Dignan


Designer
Jacob Hughes

Director
Ola Ince

Assistant Director
Rachel Lemon


Costume Supervisor
Jackie Orton

Composer
Max Perryment