Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

3.7 (3) · Shakespeare

Director Ola Ince makes her Globe debut directing Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy with Alfred Enoch

Overview

From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet speaks of chance, destiny and fortune, and after some of the most fractious years in recent history, this universal tale finds new significance in 2021.

Romeo and Juliet fall in love. Romeo and Juliet die. It’s not a spoiler. It’s written in the stars. Final. Finite. But what if it isn’t?

Director Ola Ince (Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse) makes her Globe debut directing Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy with Alfred Enoch (Red, West End) and Rebekah Murrell (Scenes with girls, Royal Court) as the ‘star-crossed lovers’.

My only love sprung from my only hate,
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love is it to me
That I must love a loathed enemy.

– Act I, scene 5

Critic reviews

Relevant in its interpretation, the production stumbles in its execution

· The Upcoming

Another bombastic take on Shakespeare's greatest tragedy

· WhatsOnStage

Thrillingly imperfect

Time Out

Unsatisfactory mix of clumsy and edgy

· The Arts Desk

Ava Wong Davies reviews Ola Ince’s take on the much-adapted teenage love story

Exeunt

Skilful performances spoilt by PC preaching

· The Telegraph

Energetic, near-Brechtian version of Shakespeare’s tragic love story that foregrounds issues of mental health

· The Stage

Star-cross’d lovers? No, Romeo and Juliet were just ‘depressed’ teenagers

The Times

Plays against the natural poetry

· London Theatre

Alfred Enoch and Rebekah Murrell give us a proper love story at the Globe

· Evening Standard

A bold rewiring with no room for romance

· The Guardian

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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 26 Jun - Sun 17 Oct, 1pm, 2pm, 6pm, 7pm & 11.59pm

Venue

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside SE1 9DT London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
3.7
out of 5 stars
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