Two young adults sitting on the ground kissing

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    21 Apr - 21 Sep 2018

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

21 April, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Romeo and Juliet will be broadcast live to cinemas on 18 July 2018.

Creative Team

Director Erica Whyman | Designer Tom Piper | Lighting Charles Balfour | Movement Ayse Tashkiran | Fights Kate Waters