★★★★ ‘Bold…clever, energetic!’ The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Urgent, vibrant production’ The Review Hub
★★★★★ ‘Bold visceral…unmissable’ What’s Good to do
★★★★ ‘Vital take on a classic’ My Theatre Mates
★★★★ ‘Current and exciting’ Culture Whispers
‘Then the director Ola Ince wowed me — first at the Royal Court with her excellent production of Aleshea Harris’s “Is God Is,” and the next afternoon at Shakespeare’s Globe with the best “Romeo and Juliet” I have ever seen: lively, love-struck and full of laughter, but with a postmodern awareness of the play’s sociopolitical resonances, and a million miles from romanticizing its suicides. The deaths at the end are horribly sad.’ The New York Times
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet finds new significance this summer in the Globe Theatre.
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?
‘Black and portentous must this humour prove
Unless good counsel may the cause remove’
– Act I, scene 1
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.
Creative Team & Cast
Designer: Jacob Hughes
Composer: Max Perryment
Movement director: Aline Davis
Fight director: RC Annie
Photographer: Marc Brenner
Sils Carson, Beth Cordingly, Will Edgerton, Alfred Enoch, Adam Gillen, Clara Indrani, Sirine Saba, Rebekah Murrell, Dwane Walcott, Zoe West & Sargon Yelda.
Tomoya Forster, Miguel Gorodi, Richard Henry, Calie Hough & Victoria Rule