Last Updated on 25th January 2023
Take a look at Marc Brenner’s great photos from rehearsals of Romeo and Julie starring Callum Scott Howells at the National Theatre.
Romeo and Julie, a new play by Gary Owen and a co-production with Sherman Theatre, has its world premiere on the National Theatre’s Dorfman stage, playing from 14 February until 1 April 2023.
Two Welsh teens raised a few streets apart – but from entirely different worlds – crash into first love and are knocked off their feet. But at the crossroads to the rest of their lives, Julie’s family fears the worst in a world of unequal opportunity.
Following their critically acclaimed productions Iphigenia in Splott and Killology, director Rachel O’Riordan reunites with Gary Owen to deliver his new play inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
Callum Scott Howells plays Romeo and Rosie Sheehy plays Julie alongside Catrin Aaron, Paul Brennen and Anita Reynolds who complete the company.
Set and costume designer is Hayley Grindle, with lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Gregory Clarke, staff director is Kwame Owusu and casting by Bryony Jarvis-Taylor.