Above: Emily Redpath as Juliet and Sam Tutty as Romeo. Photo: Ryan Metcalfe, Preevue
You Wait for One, and Then… Three Come Along at Once!
by Paul Johnson
Sir Derek Jacobi has joined the cast of the new filmed theatre production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet starring Sam Tutty and Emily Redpath in the title roles. He will play the Narrator.
The production, which utilised new, cutting-edge technology to produce and film the show under current restrictions and regulations, will be available via www.romeojuliet2021.com/tickets from 13 – 20 Feb 2021, with tickets on sale now. A portion of proceeds will be going to Acting for Others.
As well as Tutty, Redpath and Jacobi, also featured in the cast are Brandon Bassir as Mercutio, Daniel Bowerbank as Benvolio, Jonny Labey as Paris, Sylvester Akinrolabu as Tybalt, Helen Anker as Capulet, Marc Ozall as Montague, Lucy Tregear as Nurse, Vinta Morgan as Friar, Jessica Murrain as Prince, Timmy Driscoll as Sam, Tats Nyazika as Gregory, Iskandar Eton as Abe and Ollie Tennant as Balthasar.
This production of Romeo & Juliet is directed by Nick Evans, with assistant direction by Gwenan Bain, edited by Ryan Metcalfe, production design by Jamie Osborne for Preevue, costume design by Natasha Bowles, original music by Sam Dinley, sound design by Olly Steel, lighting design by Elliot Smith, visual effects by Preevue, production management by Gary Beestone and casting by Jim Arnold CDG.
The filmed theatre production of Romeo & Juliet is produced by Metcalfe Gordon Productions.
Sam Tutty shot to fame in 2019, making his West End debut in the title role in Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre), for which he recently won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Earlier this year, he also won the What’s On Stage Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen. Prior to this, he starred as Daniel in Once on This Island at Southwark Playhouse.
Emily Redpath graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2019 and has since appeared in P**n Flakes for Spilt Milk and the feature film Help for Ridder Films.
Meanwhile, Sir Derek Jacobi needs little introduction. Twice awarded an Olivier Best Actor Award, first for his performance of the eponymous hero in the RSC production of Cyrano de Bergerac and then for his Malvolio in Twelfth Night.
In addition to being a founder member of the Royal National Theatre the multi-award-winning actor has also enjoyed a successful television career, including lead roles in I, Claudius, Cadfael, The Gathering Storm, ITV’s Vicious (alongside Sir Ian McKellen), Last Tango in Halifax and The Crown.
Previous film appearances include The Day of the Jackal, Henry V, Dead Again, Gladiator, Gosford Park, The Riddle, The King’s Speech, My Week with Marilyn, Cinderella and Murder on the Orient Express.
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