& Juliet musical review - ★★★★★

A jukebox musical done right at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London's West End

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& Juliet is the brand new musical taking the West End by storm - and with good reason.

The musical takes the form of a play within a play as we see William Shakespeare (Oliver Tompsett) and his wife Anne Hathaway (Cassidy Janson) rewrite and act out his famous tale of star crossed lovers Romeo & Juliet.

In their newly revised version, Juliet (Miriam-Teak Lee) opts not to take her own life upon finding her lover seemingly dead but instead sets out a whole new life for herself - and some new friends - in Paris.

The story is told with a score of modern pop hits by legendary music producer Max Martin from Bon Jovi's It's My Life to Britney Spear's Oops!... I Did It Again.

It's a risky concept and there's so much that could have gone so wrong - but this is a jukebox musical done so right.

With a cast that shows no shortage of energy, & Juliet has more than enough hilarious laughs, heart-warming moments and show stopping songs to justify a trip to the Shaftesbury Theatre.

★★★★★

 

& Juliet plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre currently booking through to October 3, 2020.

The current West End cast features Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, Oliver Tompsett as William, Cassidy Janson as Anne, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse, Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo, David Bedella as Lance, Arun Blair-Mangat as May and Tim Mahendran as Francois.

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