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& Juliet musical review – ★★★★★

A jukebox musical done right at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London's West End

& Juliet is the brand new musical taking the West End by storm – and with good reason.

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The musical takes the form of a play within a play as we see William Shakespeare (Oliver Tompsett) and his wife Anne Hathaway (Cassidy Janson) rewrite and act out his famous tale of star crossed lovers Romeo & Juliet.

In their newly revised version, Juliet (Miriam-Teak Lee) opts not to take her own life upon finding her lover seemingly dead but instead sets out a whole new life for herself – and some new friends – in Paris.

The story is told with a score of modern pop hits by legendary music producer Max Martin from Bon Jovi’s It’s My Life to Britney Spear’s Oops!… I Did It Again.

It’s a risky concept and there’s so much that could have gone so wrong – but this is a jukebox musical done so right.

With a cast that shows no shortage of energy, & Juliet has more than enough hilarious laughs, heart-warming moments and show stopping songs to justify a trip to the Shaftesbury Theatre.

★★★★★

 

& Juliet plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre currently booking through to October 3, 2020.

The current West End cast features Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, Oliver Tompsett as William, Cassidy Janson as Anne, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse, Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo, David Bedella as Lance, Arun Blair-Mangat as May and Tim Mahendran as Francois.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.