• Date
    14th February
  • Venue
    National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX
  • Host
    National Theatre and Sherman Theatre
  • Category

The world premiere of the new play by one of Wales’ most acclaimed writers, in a major co-production between the National Theatre and Sherman Theatre.

Written by Gary Owen

Directed by Rachel O'Riordan

Callum Scott Howells as Romeo

Rosie Sheehy as Julie

Catrin Aaron, Paul Brennen, Anita Reynolds

A modern Cardiff love story inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

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

Two Cardiff 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.

Romeo and Julie reunites the Olivier Award-winning partnership of writer Gary Owen and former Sherman Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan responsible for the modern classics Iphigenia in Splott, Killology and The Cherry Orchard.

An outstanding, majority Welsh cast has been assembled for this world premiere production including Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin Channel 4, Cabaret West End) as Romeo and Rosie Sheehy (Bird Sherman Theatre, All’s Well That Ends Well RSC) as Julie, Catrin Aaron (The Lovely Bones Birmingham Rep, Missing Julie Theatr Clwyd), Paul Brennen (A Discovery of Witches Sky, Happy Valley BBC) and Anita Reynolds (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sherman Theatre, A Monster Calls The Old Vic / Bristol Old Vic).