Shakespeare's Globe

Romeo and Juliet [2017]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Daniel Kramer

‘My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me,
That I must love a loathed enemy.’

In Verona, violence rules. Two families bear an ancient grudge, and rage flares between them. In a world where greed, wealth and bitter feuds prevail, two disenchanted children dare to choose love.

Two households. Two children. One love. One fate.

This vibrant, volatile take on Romeo and Juliet will fearlessly confront the darker themes present in the play, the grotesque glamorisation of violence, sex and the brutality of death. The production will enjoy a dynamic mix of musical styles and soundscapes, including classical and modern pop.

Ricky Champ, Jonathan Livingstone and Golda Rosheuvel featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production.


  • Designer Soutra Gilmour
  • Composer Ben de Vries
  • Choreographer Tim Claydon
  • Lighting Designer Charles Balfour
  • Sound Designer Paul Groothuis
  • Fight Director Kate Waters

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