Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.
This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.
Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, Deborah Findlay.
Romeo & Juliet premiered at 9pm on Sky Arts on Sunday 4 April, repeated on 5 and 8 April at. It is now available to watch online any time with a NOW TV entertainment pass or Sky subscription.
It will premiere in the US at 9pm Friday 23 April on PBS.
Sky Arts is free to view in the UK: Freeview channel 11; Freesat channel 147