The production will be streamed live over zoom from the 25th February until the 6th March.

Casting has been confirmed for the upcoming world premiere of new comedy Sharon ‘n’ Barry do ‘Romeo & Juliet’, directed by Douglas Rintoul, the Theatre’s Artistic Director (Christmas Allsorts; Misfits and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch).

Running for a strictly limited time, the cast will be led by  David Nellist (BBC One’s Sherlock and Macbeth, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch) and Joanne Seymour (BBC One’s Eastenders and The Killing of Sister George, Palace Theatre Southend). The cast will be completed by Jessica Rothon and Jack Scannell-Wood, from Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s QYouth programme, alternating as Sharon and Barry’s niece/nephew.

Sharon and Barry are done with baking, Joe Wicks & Netflix and have stumbled upon Sharon’s old battered school text of Romeo & Juliet in their loft. After a bit of a read and a watch of the classic, the couple’s been inspired to have a crack at the play themselves…

They’ve hacked out the boring bits, worked out playing all the parts, and the props have just arrived from Amazon!

So, join them live from their living room for this inadvertently hilarious, but surprisingly touching, take on Shakespeare’s most romantic story.

Sharon ‘n’ Barry do ‘Romeo & Juliet’ will be performed on Zoom from 25 February – 6 March 2021. Tickets cost £8 plus 65p QRenew Fee, suitable for all ages 7+. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: