& Juliet

& Juliet

Shaftesbury Theatre · 02 NOV - 04 JUL

& Juliet is the joyous, new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate?

“Max Martin is probably the most prolific song writer who isn't a household name. The only people with more no.1s to their name are John Lennon and Paul McCartney. He's penned songs for the biggest names in pop – from current megastars like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, all the way back to The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and NSYNC. & Juliet is a new Jukebox musical that takes this phenomenal back catalogue and turns it into the soundtrack of a 'what if' story that imagines what Juliet's life might have been like if she’d got over that whole Romeo thing and moved on with the rest of her life.”

Overview

Romeo & Juliet final scene. Juliet picks up the dagger and….gets a life.

This vital new musical sees Juliet getting over Romeo by running off to Paris with Nurse and her best friends on a whirlwind trip of romance and self-discovery. You know, like a normal young woman! Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway may have their own ideas but this is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends.

A timely and timeless tale of one independent young woman writing her own story, & Juliet is a riotous comic blast of fun and glorious pop music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…

& Juliet includes some of pop music’s most iconic songs, including …Baby One More Time, Everybody, Love Me Like You Do and I Can’t Feel My Face, written over a span of 25 years by internationally renowned song-writer Max Martin along with various collaborators, and all in brilliant new arrangements by the ‘Tony’ and ‘Grammy’ Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman.

Brought to life by an award-winning creative team in an explosive fusion of styles, & Juliet will be directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) with a story by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), electrifying choreography from Jennifer Weber and stunning set design from Soutra Gilmour.

Additional cast and creative team to be announced.

Critic reviews

Songs of the prolific Swedish tunesmith are shoehorned into a silly Shakespeare-derived story for this misguided West End musical

The Guardian

A care-free, glorious ride that will have audiences humming tunes all the way home

WhatsOnStage

Fantastic new musical featuring songs by Britney Spears, Katy Perry and others that picks up where Shakespeare’s play left off

The Stage

A gloriously silly, unexpectedly poignant production

The Independent

It's essentially glorified panto

The Telegraph

A popular hit made from popular hits has been born

London Theatre

Joyously daft musical riff on ‘Romeo & Juliet’, based on the hits of pop maestro Max Martin

Time Out

The best party in town

Broadway World

Camp and unsubtle but this glittery fever dream of a musical shines

Evening Standard

A powerhouse of a cast tell a story of ‘what if’ using Max Martin’s songs in ways that will surprise you

Everything Theatre

Camp, silly, romantic and not a little bit profound

Musical Theatre Review

Incredibly entertaining and a whole lot of fun

Theatre Weekly

A fun, feminist makeover of Romeo and Juliet chooses life – with a great pop soundtrack

The Observer

Fun while it lasted

Exeunt

This musical may end up dividing opinions as much as the original

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Until 04 Jul
Until Sat 4 Jul 2020, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue WC2H 8DP London, UK · Get Directions
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