Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.
This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.
Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, Deborah Findlay.
Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor are outstanding
Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley dazzle in the paciest, raciest Romeo and Juliet in decades
He two hours' traffic of the stage has become 90 helter-skelter minutes on screen, neither conventional movie nor filmed stage production
Love in the darkness
A terrific achievement all round
Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star in an exquisitely tactile production that’s lacking in depth
Date & time
Sky Arts is free to view in the UK: Freeview channel 11; Freesat channel 147
Romeo & Juliet will be repeated on Sky Arts on Easter Monday 5 April at 9.30pm and Thursday 8 April at 10pm.