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Romeo and Julie

A co-production with Sherman Theatre

a new play by Gary Owen

Running Time: tbc

Romeo and Julie

Romeo is a teenage single dad hanging on tight. Julie is fighting to follow her dream of studying at Cambridge.

Two 18-year-olds raised a few streets apart –  but from entirely different worlds – crash into first love and are knocked off their feet. But at the crossroads to the rest of their lives, both families fear the worst in a world of unequal opportunity.

Following their critically acclaimed productions Iphigenia in Splott and Killology, director Rachel O’Riordan reunites with Gary Owen to deliver his new play inspired by Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy.

'Gary Owen's writing is painfully vivid and devastatingly funny.'
Evening Standard on Iphigenia in Splott

‘A stunning tale. Raw and heart-breaking.’
Guardian on Killology

100x£20 seats for every show

On tour

Romeo and Julie also tours the UK from June to October, as part of Theatre Nation Partnerships, a multi-year collaboration between the National Theatre and partner venues in six areas of the country, which aims to broaden and grow local audiences for drama.
Visit the Romeo and Julie tour page for more information and links to the partner venues to book tickets.


Talks and Events

Writer Gary Owen and Director Rachel O’Riordan Wed 22 July, 6pm, £9/£6
Actors Rosie Sheehy and Callum Scott Howells Tue 28 July, 3pm, £9/£6



Production team

Romeo and Julie ticket prices

Ticket prices - 100 x £20 seats at every performance

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£55, £40, £35, £30, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£60, £45, £40, £30, £20
Preview 14 - 15 July
£45 – £20

Romeo and Julie Access performances

Access performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Thu 30 July, 7.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 6pm
Sat 29 August, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 1pm

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Sat 15 August, 2.30pm
Wed 19 August, 7.30pm

Relaxed and Sensory Adjusted performances, for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment
Sat 8 August, 2.30pm - Relaxed

Smart caption glasses

Smart Caption Glasses will be available for performances from Saturday 18 July, 2.30pm

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre. For the first time, service users can experience our productions, including this one, from any seat in any theatre.

Find out about smart caption glasses

Romeo & Julie image by Felicity McCabe

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