Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, Tom Holland-Led West End Romeo & Juliet Begins May 13 | Playbill

London News Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, Tom Holland-Led West End Romeo & Juliet Begins May 13

Jamie Lloyd is directing the new revival of the classic Shakespeare tragedy.

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers and Tom Holland

A new West End revival of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet begins at London's Duke of York's Theatre May 13 ahead of a May 23 opening night. The limited run is scheduled to continue through August 3. Jamie Lloyd (Sunset BoulevardThe Effect) is directing for his newly independent production company, The Jamie Lloyd Company.

Film star Tom Holland (Spider-Man) is making a much-awaited West End return leading the revival as Romeo opposite Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet. The cast also includes Freema Agyeman as Nurse, Michael Balogun as Friar, Tomiwa Edun as Capulet, Mia Jerome as Montague, Daniel Quinn-Toye as Paris, Ray Sesay as Tybalt, Nima Taleghani as Benvolio, and Joshua-Alexander Williams as Mercutio. Callum Heinrich and Kody Mortimer are camera operators, with understudies and swings Harriet Bunton, Nathaniel Christian, Shardé Neikaiya, and Philip Olagoke rounding out the company.

Holland, now a rising film star perhaps best known as the current Spider-Man, got his professional start on stage in the West End production of Billy Elliot The Musical, playing Billy's friend Michael and later the title role. Romeo & Juliet is Holland's second West End outing.

The production features text editing by Nima Taleghani, set and costume design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, video design and cinematography by Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom, music by Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, movement by Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui (Say), and intimacy coordination by Ingrid Mackinnon. Casting is by Stuart Burt.

The revival is being produced by The Jamie Lloyd Company and David Binder Productions.


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