Romeo & Juliet
Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Chernobyl, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country, The Crown) will play the star-crossed lovers in a new 90-minute feature film that was captured over three weeks in the Lyttelton theatre.
Simon Godwin (Antony and Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) directs Shakespeare's timeless play, adapted for television by Emily Burns.
Romeo & Juliet will be released as an original film on Sky Arts in the UK (available to watch on Freeview channel 11 and Freesat 147) and PBS in the US (check local listings).
The cast also includes Fisayo Akinade as Mercutio, Ella Dacres as Peta, Deborah Findlay as the Nurse, Tamsin Greig as Lady Capulet, Ellis Howard as Sampson, Lloyd Hutchinson as Lord Capulet, David Judge as Tybalt, Adrian Lester as the Prince, Lucian Msamati as the Friar, Alex Mugnaioni as Paris, Shubham Saraf as Benvolio and Colin Tierney as Lord Montague.
Presented by Sky Arts, PBS and No Guarantees, Romeo & Juliet will be produced by the National Theatre, in association with Sabel Productions and Cuba Pictures.
Romeo & Juliet is supported by Leila Maw Straus.