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Shakespeare's Globe

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Touring on a small-scale, Elizabethan-style stage

Running time: approx. 2 hours 40 minutes including interval

Creatives

Directed by
Dominic Dromgoole & Tim Hoare 

Designed by
Andrew D Edwards

Composed by
Bill Barclay

Cast

Matt Doherty
Paris/Tybalt

Steffan Donnelly
Mercutio/Prince

Steven Elder 
Capulet

Sarah Higgins 
Nurse

Tom Kanji 
Friar Laurence/Benvolio

Cassie Layton
Juliet

Hannah McPake
Lady Capulet  

Samuel Valentine
Romeo

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Please note: this production has now closed.

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between their families, and tragedy begins to unfold.

A small troupe of travelling players takes to the road with Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Performed at the Globe and on an Elizabethan-style stage, this stripped-down version breathes new life into one of the greatest of all love stories.

'An authentic and captivating Shakespearean experience that should not be missed’
British Theatre Guide

Globe Education Workshops

To celebrate the tour, Globe Education are excited to be offering in-school workshops throughout the UK for all stages and abilities. Whether a day of workshops introducing Romeo & Juliet to your students, or a study day focussing on language, character or performance skills, we can tailor our sessions to the needs of your group.

Visit our Teachers page for more information or contact eibhlish.f@shakespearesglobe.com.

Actor Interviews

Listen to interviews with Sam Valentine (Romeo) and Cassie Layton (Juliet).

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