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On Tour: Romeo and Julie

A National Theatre and Sherman Theatre co-production

a new play by Gary Owen

Performances suspended
Running Time: tbc

UK Tour

On Tour: Romeo and Julie

The National Theatre and Sherman Theatre present Romeo and Julie, a powerful and funny new play inspired by Shakespeare's romantic tragedy.

Writer Gary Owen and director Rachel O'Riordan reunite following their critically acclaimed productions of Killology and Iphigenia in Splott, recently named by the Guardian as ‘One of the 50 Best Theatre Shows of the 21st Century.’

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

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

“Painfully vivid and devastatingly funny.”
Evening Standard on Iphigenia in Splott

“A stunning tale. Raw and heart-breaking.”
The Guardian on Killology

Please note: Age guidance for this production is for 13yrs+ and this play contains themes of an adult nature

Romeo and Julie was scheduled to play at the following venues, but performances have been suspended:

The Lowry, Salford

CAST, Doncaster

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Dorfman Theatre at the National Theatre
Tuesday 14 July – Saturday 29 August 2020 - performances have been postponed

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Wednesday 16 September – Saturday 3 October 2020

Romeo and Julie tours as part of Theatre Nation Partnerships, a multi-year collaboration between the National Theatre and six partner organisations which aims to broaden and grow local audiences for drama in England.

Romeo and Julie will be accompanied by a learning programme and teacher resource pack.

Theatre Nation Partnerships is generously supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund and Garfield Weston Foundation.

National Theatre UK Touring is supported by The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, The Royal National Theatre Foundation and Jacqueline and Richard Worswick.


Production team

      National Theatre logo            Sherman Theatre logo            The Lowry logo            CAST logo      Queen's Theatre Hornchurch logo            Theatre Royal Wakefield logo   

Romeo & Julie image by Felicity McCabe