It has been confirmed that Tom Francis will play the role of Romeo in the production from March.
Further new casting has been announced for & Juliet, which continues to play at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Tom Francis is set to play the role of Romeo in the production along with Julius D’Silva as Lance – both join the previously announced Keala Settle who will be playing Nurse. They will all be joining the production from the 29th March.
Now booking until the 24th September 2022, the cast for the production also stars: Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Tim Mahendran as Francois and Alex Thomas-Smith as May. The new ensemble includes: Ebony Clarke, Bessy Ewa, Collette Guitart, Cassandra Lee, Nathan Louis-Fernand, Zara MacIntosh, Carl Man, Christian Maynard, Rachel Moran, Owen Saward, Aaron Shales, Benjamin Terry and Suki Wong, who join Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Alex Tranter, Sophie Usher and Rhys Wilkinson who continue with the show.
David Bedella continues his Olivier Award-winning performance as Lance until Saturday 26th March, as does Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo and Melanie La Barrie as Nurse.
Romeo who?! With her bags packed and ready to escape Verona, Juliet recovers from heartbreak in the best way possible… by dancing the night away with her best friends by her side! But when the sparkle fades, the confetti falls and reality catches up, it’s clear that Juliet needs to face her past in order to find her future. Can she reclaim a story that has been written in the stars? Is there really life after Romeo… or could he be worth one more try?
The musical features dozens of pop songs by legendary songwriter Max Martin, including … Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, It’s My Life, I Want It That Way, and Can’t Stop the Feeling! The show also includes the brand new song One More Try, written especially for the show by Max.
& Juliet is directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights, Rent and What’s New Pussycat?) with a story by David West Read (Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek), choreography from Jennifer Weber and set design from Soutra Gilmour.