Cast and reopening announced for West End musical & Juliet

Last Updated on 14 July 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Miriam-Teak Lee, Cassidy Janson, Oliver Tompsett, Jordan Luke Gage and David Bedella are among cast returning to & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre in September

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Jordan Luke Gage, Miriam-Teak Lee, Oliver Tompsett and Cassidy Janson in &Juliet

The cast has been confirmed for Olivier Award-winning musical & Juliet when it returns to the West End in September.

The cast will feature Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway and David Bedella as Lance – all Olivier Award winners for their performances in the original run at the Shaftesbury Theatre which opened in November 2019.

Also returning will be Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse and Tim Mahendran as Francois. Alex Thomas-Smith will be joining the principal cast in the role of May.

The ensemble includes Roshani Abbey, Jocasta Almgill, Josh Baker, Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Grace Mouat, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Billy Nevers, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Kirstie Skivington, Alex Tranter, Sophie Usher and Rhys Wilkinson.

& Juliet will reopen at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 24 September 2021 and is booking through to 12 February 2022.

The show sees Anne Hathaway take on her husband William Shakespeare to remix his legendary play, Romeo & Juliet. With her bags packed and ready to escape Verona, Juliet recovers from heartbreak in the best way possible: by dancing the night away with her best friends by her side.

But when the sparkle fades, the confetti falls and reality catches up, it’s clear that Juliet needs to face her past in order to find her future. Can she reclaim a story that has been written in the stars? Is there really life after Romeo, or could he be worth one more try? As comedy meets tragedy, will Juliet get the ending she truly deserves? And most importantly, can their love survive this battle of wills?

Described as “fabulously fresh and riotously funny”, & Juliet features dozens of familiar pop anthems by legendary songwriter Max Martin, including “…Baby One More Time”, “Since U Been Gone”, “Roar”, “It’s My Life”, “I Want It That Way” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling” as well as a new song written for the show by Martin, “One More Try”.

The show is directed by Luke Sheppard, who has also directed the current revival of Rent at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, with a story by David West Read, choreography by Jennifer Weber and set design by Soutra Gilmour.

The show is presented by Max Martin and Tim Headington and produced by Martin Dodd, Tim Headington, Max Martin, Jenny Petersson and Theresa Steele Page.



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