YOUR NEWS – Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet Returns
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s modern and passionate production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to cinemas across the UK from 7 July, 2021Above: Lily James (Juliet) & Richard Madden (Romeo). Photo: Johan Persson
By PAUL JOHNSON Staged in the West End in 2016 as part of the inaugural ‘Plays at the Garrick’ season, this inventive and atmospheric reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies was co-directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford with a stellar cast featuring Richard Madden as Romeo, Lily James as Juliet, Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse.
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