It’s going to be a Shakespeare-style tale with a twist featuring Max Martin tunes and there are now a stream of West End stars lining up alongside Miriam-Teak Lee (in the title role) for new musical & Juliet, including Cassidy Janson, Oliver Tompsett, Arun Blair-Mangat, Melanie La Barrie, Jordan Luke Gage and Tim Mahendran. But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks…?
Imagining Juliet’s famous ending as just her beginning & Juliet will bring together a host of acclaimed West End stars who have headlined some of the most celebrated shows of recent years: Cassidy Janson (Leading Ladies, Chess, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical); Oliver Tompsett (Kinky Boots, Wicked); Arun Blair-Mangat (Leave to Remain, Angels in America); Melanie La Barrie (Wicked, Matilda); Jordan Luke Gage (who starred in the lead role of Strat in Bat Out of Hell), and Tim Mahendran (Spring Awakening).
Soaring with the music of Max Martin, the acclaimed song-writer of some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years, & Juliet has previously announced that the award-winning Miriam-Teak Lee will star in the lead role of Juliet.
The production will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House, from 10 September to 12 October 2019, before beginning performances in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 November (press night is 20 November).
The ensemble includes: Jocasta Almgill, Josh Baker, Alishia-Marie Blake, Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Danielle Fiamanya, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Grace Mouat, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Dillon Scott-Lewis, Kirstie Skivington and Alex Tranter.
& Juliet will be directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights) with a book by David West Read and choreography from Jennifer Weber.
How's this for a #FridayFeeling? ð— & Juliet ð§ (@JulietMusical) February 8, 2019
Take a listen to newly announced #AndJuliet's @OliverTompsettÂ rockin' out to @backstreetboys' 'Larger Than Life'. ð¤ One of the many #MaxMartin hits you can hear in this NEW musical!
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