Romeo and Julie UK Tour – a new play by Gary Owen

Romeo and Julie, a powerful and funny new play by Gary Owen inspired by Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy will be presented by the National Theatre and Sherman Theatre. Book Romeo and Julie UK Tour tickets.

Romeo and Julie UK Tour

Writer Gary Owen and director Rachel O’Riordan reunite following their critically acclaimed productions of Killology and Iphigenia in Splott, recently named by the Guardian as ‘One of the 50 Best Theatre Shows of the 21st Century.’

Romeo is a teenage single dad hanging on tight. Julie is fighting to follow her dream of studying at Cambridge.

Two working-class eighteen-year-olds raised a few streets apart, but from entirely different worlds, crash into first love and are knocked off their feet.  But at this crossroads to the rest of their lives, both families fear the worst in a world of unequal opportunity.

Romeo and Julie has set and costume designs by Hayley Grindle, sound design by Gregory Clarke, lighting designer Jack Knowles and Puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell.


Note: Age guidance for this production is for 13 years+ and this play contains themes of an adult nature.

5 – 13 June 2020
The Lowry, Salford

16 – 20 June 2020
CAST Doncaster

23 – 27 June 2020
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

30 June – 4 July 2020
Theatre Royal Wakefield

14 – 29 August 2020
Dorfman Theatre at the National Theatre

16 September – 3 October 2020
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff


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