Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Rebecca Frecknall
Tue 6 Jun - Sat 29 Jul 2023
“Five stars simply isn’t enough”
“The unmissable hit of the summer”
“These violent delights have violent ends,
And in their triumph die like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume.”
Your family teaches you to hate.
You meet someone forbidden.
You act without thinking.
Verona is a powder keg of blood-lust and rage, with death threats proudly shouted in the streets. As two families wage war, will a young couple become the next sacrifice of this brutal feud?
Following her Olivier Award-winning revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret) delivers “a masterclass in how to tell Shakespeare” (The Telegraph) with an “innovative, fast-paced production” (The Guardian) that is “fresh and thrilling” (Time Out).
Featuring a “blistering and luminous” (The i) Isis Hainsworth (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) and an “outstanding” (The Times) Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso), this reimagining has “an originality and intensity that sweeps all before it” (WhatsOnStage).
Running Time Approx. 2 hours, no interval
Book our access performances by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio Described Sat 15 Jul 2pm (Touch Tour 12pm)
Captioned Tue 4 Jul 7.30pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 19 Jul 2pm & 7.30pm
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All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings. More info
Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy discounted tickets by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email email@example.com.
£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from Tue 6 – Sat 10 Jun. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Tue 16 May. More info
If you are aged 30 or under, over 65 or are unemployed you can book tickets at a discounted rate. Not applicable on Fri or Sat evenings.
Talks & Events
Schools Only Performance
Wed 5 Jul 2pm
Please book via the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
After Mon 3 Jul performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Almeida For Free
Thu 13 Jul 7.30pm
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. More info >
The music used in this production is taken from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, used with permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.
Artwork photography by Paul Phung. Concept by Émilie Chen.