Jessie Buckley and
Josh O'Connor in Romeo and Juliet. Photo: Rob Youngson, National Theatre
Romeo and Juliet, National Theatre/Sky Arts, 4 April
The National Theatre’s projected staging of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy—with shooting stars Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley—was filmed over three weeks in the Lyttelton auditorium for Sky Arts and PBS in America (where it will air on Shakespeare’s birthday, 23 April.) Simon Godwin’s production has been reconceived for the screen with learning facilities and digital content available for young audiences online. The cast includes Tamsin Greig as Lady Capulet, Deborah Findlay as the Nurse, Lucian Msamati as Friar Lawrence, Fisayo Akinade as Mercutio and Adrian Lester as the Prince.
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