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& Juliet Tickets4.8/5 - based on 122 reviews
- Opens: Friday, 24 September 2021
Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
- Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
About & Juliet
- Opens: Friday, 24 September 2021
Booking until: Sunday, 13 February 2022
- Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
& Juliet description
& Juliet – What if The Bard's Juliet didn't die after all?
Juliet Capulet is the famous female star of William Shakespeare's romantic play Romeo and Juliet, the cherished only daughter of the wealthy House of Capulet. When she falls head over heels in love with Romeo Montague love blossoms, closely followed by tragedy. In a story that's older than Shakespeare, the city's latest new Jukebox Musical teases us with hints of The Bard's Romeo and Juliet blended with Leonard Bernstein’s marvellous West Side Story.
Apparently Miriam-Teak Lee from the original London cast of Hamilton will star as Juliet herself, and the show premieres at the Manchester Opera House in autumn 2019. Then it's set to transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre, another whopper of a venue, from early November 2019. Both venues are larger than average, something that has the whole of theatreland gossiping. Two enormous venues booked for a brand new production? It's an unusually confident move for a brand new musical, and it suggests something special is going on.
So... right now we have an unknown musical about a subject that has been covered at least twice before. The composer is a mystery. So what's the big secret? We'd love to tell you but, like everyone else, we have no idea what's going on... yet!
What's the story? It looks like the show explores what might have happened if Juliet didn't die at the end of Shakespeare’s famous play. The plot follows her when she travels to Paris, accompanied by her besties as they all do their best to recover from the death of Romeo, her soul mate. But is it Paris, as in the city, or does Juliet flee to Romeo’s love rival, Count Paris? It's another mystery we're keen to solve.
Rumour has it the play is packed with show tunes written by Max Martin, the man who has penned a string of well-known chart hits including Baby One More Time, Love Me Like You Do, and I Can't Feel My Face. He has written massive hits for people like Taylor Swift, Westlife, Britney Spears and more, so there are no worries there, and the songs are all freshly orchestrated by Bill Sherman.
A strong creative team sits behind the mystery, including Luke Sheppard who directs, David West Read who wrote the story, fab choreography by Jennifer Weber, lighting by Howard Hudson, sound design by Gareth Owen, costume design by Paloma Young and last but far from least, set design by Soutra Gilmour.
It might be a mystery right now. But it comes with excellent credentials. Come back soon to see if there's any more insight to be had.
Who is this show for?
We don't have the details yet but imagine this new Jukebox musical will probably best suit teens and upwards.
Next Performances for & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre
& Juliet reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (80%)
Latest customer reviews
We took our 12 yr old daughter and we all loved it! So clever and funny. Just fabulous!
Reviewed on 08 March 2020 by Jane, East Sheen, United Kingdom
Storyline is positive and feel good. Lots of humour and the musical numbers are brilliant.
Reviewed on 08 March 2020 by Maria, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 March 2020 by Austin, Deptford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 March 2020 by Elena, London, United Kingdom
Very lively and fun
Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by Christophe, Stuttgart, Germany
An entirely fun show that resonates with everyone who aspires to live inclusively and who loves to kick back to some nostalgic pop tunes. The production values rounded out this energetic rock musical, leaving the audience on their feet by the end of the show.
Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by Ronnie, Oakland, United States Of America
It was amazing! There were a few minor difficulties which couldn’t have been helped! I think it amazing how professional the cast and crew were and carried on!
Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by Tiarnan, Ferndale, United Kingdom
This show is a breakthrough and is one everyone needs to see!!
Reviewed on 15 February 2020 by Jaya, London, United Kingdom
Had us in stitches - brilliant adaptation and brilliant cast. Great voices, fun songs and amazing under studies - 3 including the lead Juliet, the nurse and the Dad. Performed brilliantly and I will now arrange a team night out at work to come see it again
Reviewed on 05 February 2020 by Stephen, Hayes, United Kingdom
Perfect sound and level of it. Good thats no to singalong.
Reviewed on 05 February 2020 by Carina, Stockholm, Sweden
Really lively and pleased it was able to laugh at itself show. 😊
Reviewed on 01 February 2020 by Keith, Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 February 2020 by Kevin, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 February 2020 by Leila, Draveil, France
Fucking amazing lads. I went back to my hotel dancing through the streets of London
Reviewed on 01 February 2020 by Sonia Meropi, Graus, Spain
Reviewed on 01 February 2020 by Agnieszka, Ilford, United Kingdom
I like the show because there is a lot my favorite pop songs. Also if you love musical this is the show to watch.
Reviewed on 28 January 2020 by May, London, United Kingdom
Great show,funny, new music en great singing. One of the most refreshing shows I've seen in years!
Reviewed on 27 January 2020 by Edwin, Nieuwerkerk Ad Ijssel, Netherlands
The show was absolutely fantastic! It just kept in delivering over and over. So much good energy and the artists were incredible, specially Juliet and Anne. Everyone should go and see it, we were laughing so much!
Reviewed on 27 January 2020 by Charlotte, Rolle, Switzerland
Reviewed on 26 January 2020 by Mehmet Sinan, Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed on 19 January 2020 by Hannah, Croydon, United Kingdom
Top show ever 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Madalin, London, United Kingdom
So captivating, mesmerising and just down right entertaining. From start to finish, it was fantastic.
Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by Joanne, Cobh, Ireland
Easy to watch, some great parts but lacked something
Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by Marilyn, London, United Kingdom
At last! Dad jokes and puns are given the respect they deserve! Seriously, we loved the show.
Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by Christoffel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by Preena, Wandsworth, United Kingdom
ALl I can say it that every part of this show was brilliant. It is a must see in London. I hope It will make its way to Sydney one day.
Reviewed on 01 January 2020 by Nathan, Petersham, Australia
Reviewed on 01 January 2020 by Francesca, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 December 2019 by Jose, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 December 2019 by Andrew, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
This is simply one of the best west end shows I ever watched these years. The whole acting and singing were superb. The story is very entertaining and cleverly written. Loved very single minute of it! Highly recommended to everyone.
Reviewed on 29 December 2019 by Chee Binn, Belfast, United Kingdom
Loved this show from start to finish. The cast were fabulous; the energy, throughout, was second to none. The costumes, set, music - in fact everything, was amazing!
Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by Alexandra, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Being Max Martin fans we enjoyed the show and the new production of the well known titles
Reviewed on 24 December 2019 by Nathalie, Cagnes Sur Mer, France
Fun and playful storyline. Creative use of pop music. Funny and witty. There are some cringe worthy moments but good for a laugh! Would make a good show for a girls night out.
Reviewed on 20 December 2019 by Mo, Las Vegas, United States Of America
Florid and fancy, with really eye-popping feats of stagecraft, and lots of humour throughout. I warmed to the characters - Ann Hathaway and the Nurse in particular. However the story doesn’t make much sense, so don’t try and work it out - &Juliet knows it’s totally silly. At the end, the band who’d been hidden from view, came to take a deserved bow.
Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by Suzy, London, United Kingdom
Was a really good show, really cleverly written and great modern alternative to Romeo and Juliet. Music was great and it was lol at times. Great for all including teens.
Reviewed on 18 December 2019 by Fiona, Crayford, United Kingdom
We all really liked it... we didn't expect that much were surprised with a high End musical with lots of humour, fun and Nice interpretations of music and a great stage
Reviewed on 16 December 2019 by Robert, Mannheim, Germany
In the Me Too world today young boys have no true role models. Within the next two generations- the population will be either gay or trans because liberals won’t allow straight marriages
Reviewed on 09 December 2019 by Thomas, Northbrook, Il , Usa, United States Of America
Absolutely enjoyed every aspect of this show . Suits all ages . Very powerful singing . Engaging with the audience was amazing. Our seats were the best . Would definitely and will be going back again . Still on a high . Highly recommended 👍
Reviewed on 08 December 2019 by Denise, Bristol, United Kingdom
I had not heard of this play, but couldn’t tickets for some of the proven favorites. Fate was in my favor. I found &Juliet to be witty and funny. Clever premise for theatre. Great acting. It moved right along and kept my interest. Nice blending of past and present. Juliet finally grows up (as does Romeo). Thank you Anne Hathaway Shakespeare! I’d see it again
Reviewed on 08 December 2019 by Deborah, Phoenix, United States Of America
Reviewed on 06 December 2019 by Benjamin, Worlingham, United Kingdom
Definitely one of the better shows on West End at the moment. All the actors were great, and the decor and costumes were amazing. I just couldn't stop looking at every little details, they put so much work into this! The only thing is that the music was a bit too loud, but I think it got better the second half.
Reviewed on 05 December 2019 by Daphne, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 December 2019 by Imran, Doha, Qatar
Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Bridget, Dawlish, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 November 2019 by Thomas, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 November 2019 by Beate, München, Germany
Reviewed on 24 November 2019 by Svea, Kelsterbach, Germany
Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by Lisa, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
I felt like I was re-living my junior high and high school days with the amazing music and vocals—but was simultaneously impressed with how our favorite pop songs of the early 2000s were seamlessly worked into the storyline in a non-forced way. Making Britney’s “I’m not a Girl” into a song about the struggles of a young gay man finding his place in the world was impressive
Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by Erin, Wooster, United States Of America
Best I’ve seen in years! Great energy, voices, acting,story😁😘👍
Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by Anders, Stockholm, Sweden
Great music, excellent story and lots of laughs!!
Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by Cherie, Baldock, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by Valeria, Aigrefeuille, France
&Juliet has everything you could wish for in a musical - humour, fabulous acting, singing, songs, dancing, storyline, set, lighting and costumes. I’d happily go back tomorrow and see it all again!
Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by Sarah, Wokingham, United Kingdom
All is said. Do not hesitate one second you will love it. One of the best musicals I have seen so far. I did not know what to expect but the result of the vision of the famous play is far beyond all you can expect actually. The actors and singers are just brilliant. Go and see & Juliet got it will definitely be one great of the great moments of your life
Reviewed on 12 November 2019 by Christophe, Paris, France
Fantastic rewrite of Romeo and Juliet. Very topical for the times we are in and also inspiring messages for everyone! We loved it. Music was fantastic, cast amazing and Juliet - wow!! She left us speechless - such a superstar presence!!
Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Rebecca, Perth, Australia
The show was amazing, from start to finish!! The story, the acting, costumes and singing were fantastic!! Would highly recommend this show, didn’t want it to end!!
Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by Andrew, 8hn, United Kingdom
& JULIET re-opens – New cast members for 2021
by London Box Office | Monday, July 19 2021, 19:55
Update for & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre
This gorgeous award-winner of a musical is back at last, and the excitement is already mounting. & Juliet re-opens on Friday 24th September 2021 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, and we have some brand new and exciting cast members for you. Are you ready for the joyous return of a musical that won three Oliviers, broke records with 6 awards from Whatsonstage during 2020, and also won coveted Black Theatre Awards and The Mousetrap Theatre Awards?& JULIET re-opens – New cast members for 2021
The 456 Year Old Playwright with New Shows in London and New York
by Phil Willmott | Monday, February 24 2020, 10:16
That playwright is of course William Shakespeare and the three shows are inspired by his life, plots and characters - UPSTART CROW and & JULIET in the West End and Ivo Van Hove’s new staging of WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway.The 456 Year Old Playwright with New Shows in London and New York
Second Look: & JULIET at The Shaftesbury Theatre
by Miriam Gibson | Tuesday, November 26 2019, 08:55
An alternative ending to Shakespeare's tragedy is just the start for this brash, silly pop musical. Like many jukebox musicals, your enjoyment of shallow, bombastic and camp & Juliet depends on how willing you are to switch your brain off and go along with a paper-thin plot and shoehorned-in songs.Second Look: & JULIET at The Shaftesbury Theatre
Review: & JULIET at The Shaftesbury Theatre
by John Yap | Monday, November 25 2019, 11:27
Do hit songs make hit Musicals? They may not, but they certainly make enjoyable and fun Musicals. & JULIET which opened at The Shaftesbury Theatre on November 20 is certainly fun and enjoyable.Review: & JULIET at The Shaftesbury Theatre
EVAN HANSEN or & JULIET? Whatever your mood tonight there’s a West End musical to suit you
by Phil Willmott | Monday, November 25 2019, 11:14
Can London’s New Jukebox Musical Compete with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein’s West Side Story?
by Phil Willmott | Monday, January 28 2019, 08:57
It’s been announced that Miriam-Teak Lee from the original London cast of HAMILTON is to star in the premiere of a new musical sequel to ROMEO & JULIET. It’s called & JULIET. Further casting will follow.Can London’s New Jukebox Musical Compete with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein’s West Side Story?