Romeo & Juliet


​★★★★ ‘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


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.


Globe Theatre

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