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Romeo and Juliet Casting Announced 07

Published: 7 May 2021

With just six weeks until we open our 2021 season, we are delighted to announce that Joel MacCormack and Isabel Adomakoh Young will play the title roles in our new production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kimberley Sykes.

Joel MacCormack's recent theatre credits include Describe The Night (Hampstead), and on television, Safe House 2 (ITV). He won the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play for Each His Own Wilderness (Orange Tree). Other credits include: The Oresteia (Shakespeare’s Globe), Wolf Hall (Company Pictures), and Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg.

Isabel Adomakoh Young joined the RSC for the 2019 Swan Season (Venice Preserved, The Provoked Wife) on completing her training with the NYT Rep. She appeared in Meatballs (Hampstead) and with the acclaimed cabaret company Pecs Drag Kings. As a writer, her trilogy The Lionboy, co-written with her mum under the pseudonym Zizou Corder, has been published in 36 languages and was adapted for the stage by Complicité.

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays; two young people fall in love in a dysfunctional society that says their union is forbidden. Yet their story spans just four days. It is as if they are accelerating in free fall towards the inevitable.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at our photoshoot, and meet Joel, Isabel and Kimberley.

The production plays from 17 June – 24 July, with just 50% of our seats on sale, for as long as is necessary, to allow for social distancing (reduced price previews: 17 - 22 June).

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Supported by Arts Council England and DCMS through the Culture Recovery Fund

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