Adetomiwa Edun (Romeo), Ellie Kendrick (Juliet), Philip Cumbus (Mercutio), Ukweli Roach (Tybalt), Rawiri Paratene (Friar Lawrence), Penny Layden (Nurse), Michael O’Hagan (Montague), Holly Atkins (Lady Montague), Ian Redford (Capulet), Miranda Foster (Lady Capulet), Jack Farthing (Benvolio), Graham Vick (Apothecary), Fergal McElherron (Balthazaar/Peter), Tom Stuart (Paris), James Lailey (Friar John/Sampson), Andrew Vincent (Prince), William Lyons, Arngeir Hauksson, Amy Kelly, Sharon Lindo & Nicholas Perry (musicians)
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Directed by Dominic Dromgoole
Choreographed by Sian Williams
Designed by Simon Daw
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story. Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence. Filmed before a live audience at Shakespeare’s Globe in the heart of London, its intimate and atmospheric setting adds immediacy and vitality to the humour and passion of Shakespeare’s verse. Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound.
“Dromgoole is blessed with a smashing pair of young lovers. Adetomiwa Edun's Romeo is fresh, cheeky, light on his feet and full of the ebullience of young love... The production's secret weapon is Ellie Kendrick... delivers the jewelled verse with a lovely purity and directness. I particularly admired Rawiri Paratene's impassioned Friar Lawrence, Ian Redford as a Capulet, and Tom Stuart's hilarious performance as a socially inept Count Paris” Daily Telegraph
Region code All regions
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format 2.0 LPCM & 5.1 DTS
Menu language EN
Subtitles EN (in Shakespearean English)
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