"For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
Dominic Dromgooles production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeares most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story.
Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry, and violence.
Comedy, tragedy, love, and loathing sit side by side in one of the most recognisable love stories of all time.
"The two hours' traffic of our stage" is filmed before a live audience at Shakespeares Globe Theatre in the heart of London, where the intimate and atmospheric setting adds immediacy and vitality to the humour and passion of the verse.
Director - Dominic Dromgoole
Designer - Simon Daw
Composer - Nigel Hess
Choreographer - Sian Williams
Fight Director - Malcolm Ranson
Romeo - Adetomiwa Edun
Juliet - Ellie Kendrick
Mercutio - Philip Cumbus
Nurse - Penny Layden
Friar Lawrence - Rawiri Paratene
Lady Montague - Holly Atkins
Benvolio - Jack Farthing
Lady Capulet - Miranda Foster
Friar John / Sampson - James Lailey
Tybalt - Ukweli Roach
Capulet - Ian Redford
Capulet - Michael O'Hagan
Paris - Tom Stuart
Peter / Gregory / Balthazar - Fergal McElherron
Abraham / Apothecary - Graham Vick
Prince - Andrew Vincent
Musicians - William Lyons, Nicholas Perry, Arngeir Hauksson, Sharon Lindo