The new musical will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House before playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Casting for & Juliet, the new musical that imagines Juliet’s famous ending as just her beginning, has confirmed casting for the production.

As well as the award-winning Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, the musical is set to star: Cassidy Janson (Leading Ladies, Chess, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical); Oliver Tompsett (Kinky Boots, Wicked); Arun Blair-Mangat (Leave to Remain, Angels in America); Melanie La Barrie (Wicked, Matilda); Jordan Luke Gage (who starred in the lead role of Strat in Bat Out of Hell), and Tim Mahendran (Spring Awakening).

Meanwhile, the ensemble is set to include: Jocasta Almgill, Josh Baker, Alishia-Marie Blake, Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Danielle Fiamanya, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Grace Mouat, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Dillon Scott-Lewis, Kirstie Skivington and Alex Tranter.

The musical will play at the Manchester Opera House, for a limited run from the 10th September to the 12th October, before beginning performances in London at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday 2 November.

Romeo & Juliet final scene. Juliet picks up the dagger and….gets a life. A timely and timeless tale of one independent young woman, & Juliet is a riotous comic blast of fun and glorious pop music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…

& Juliet features the music of Max Martin, the acclaimed song-writer of some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years, recorded by artists such as Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.

The production is directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) with a book by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), choreography from Jennifer Weber, set design from Soutra Gilmour and costume design by Paloma Young.

For more information visit: www.andjulietthemusical.co.uk

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