The musical, featuring the music of Max Martin. will have a special sing-along performance of the show in June.
It has been announced that the Olivier Award winning & Juliet will be a special sing-along performance of the musical taking place at the Shaftesbury Theatre on the 6th June at 7:30pm, with tickets for the performance on sale now.
Now booking until the 24 September 2022 includes songs such as Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do, Confident, It’s My Life, Can’t Feel My Face – songs composed by Max Martin and his colleagues. This performance will include screens displaying the lyrics to every song to allow members of the audience to sing along to the songs that they know and love.
The songs have been arranged by Tony and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman and include hits by groups and singers such as the Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.
Talking about the news, director Luke Sheppard said: “During our hugely successful run at the Shaftesbury Theatre, we’ve been reminded again and again that audiences love the songs of & Juliet. We wanted to create a special occasion where everyone is welcome to join in and have as much fun singing our songs as the actors do every night – when normally we ask the audience to leave the performing to them! A key message of the show is celebrating inclusivity through the magic of theatre, and our hope is that this event continues to open up this show to new audiences as well as those who want to experience the show in a unique way.”
The cast for the production includes: 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, Tom Francis as Romeo, Julius D’Silva as Lance and Keala Settle who is playing Nurse.. The 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.
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 creative team behind the poriduction includes: a book by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), electrifying choreography from Jennifer Weber, stunning set design from Soutra Gilmour and costume design by Paloma Young.