What would have happened if Shakespeare’s Juliet had chosen her own fate? Audiences might be able to find out when new musical & Juliet – featuring the hits of songwriter Max Martin and starring acclaimed actress Miriam-Teak Lee – plays briefly at Manchester Opera House from 10 September to 12 October 2019 before transferring to the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 November.
& Juliet will be directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights) with a story by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), choreography from Jennifer Weber and set design from Soutra Gilmour.
Miriam-Teak Lee was awarded Best Actress in a Musical at The Stage Debut Awards for her role of Claire DeLoone in On The Town. She was also one of the stars of the original London cast of Hamilton.
& Juliet is the new West End musical that asks: What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? The show sees Juliet getting over Romeo by running off to Paris with Nurse and her best friends on a whirlwind trip of romance and self-discovery.
The producers describe the show as “a timely and timeless tale of one independent young woman writing her own story. & Juliet is a riotous comic blast of fun and glorious pop music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…”
The show includes some of pop music’s most iconic songs, including ‘Baby One More Time’, ‘Everybody’, ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’, written over a span of 25 years by internationally renowned songwriter Max Martin along with various collaborators, and all in new arrangements by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman.
Romeo & Juliet final scene. Juliet picks up the dagger andâ¦ gets a life.— & Juliet ð§ (@JulietMusical) January 25, 2019
Introducing ð§ & JULIET ð§, a joyous NEW musical soaring with the iconic music of Max Martin, the man behind some of the biggest pop hits of the last 30 years! ð #AndJuliet https://t.co/Yties0v9oJ pic.twitter.com/WHzmhSJLvY