If music be the food of love, play pop!
“& Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving 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? This is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends…
Soaring with pop anthems including …Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face, & Juliet is a riotous blast of fun and glorious music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…”
A new musical featuring the songs of Max Martin, ‘& Juliet’ explores what would happen if Juliet chose to live.
The show features iconic pop anthems such as Britney Spears‘ ‘Baby One More Time’, Backstreet Boys‘ ‘Everybody’, The Weekend‘s ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’, Ellie Goulding‘s ‘Love Me Like You Do’, and many more. All written over the span of 25 years by renowned song-writer Max Martin with various collaborators, the songs are given new arrangements by Tony and Grammy award-winning Bill Sherman.
Second only to Paul McCartney and John Lennon with Number 1 US singles, this is producer and musical collaborator Martin’s first musical production.
The production will star original West End Hamilton cast member Miriam-Teak Lee. Lee was awarded Best Actress in a Musical at The Stage Debut Awards after making her professional debut in the role of Claire in Regents Park Open Air Theatre’s production of ‘On the Town’.
Further casting will include Bat out of Hell’s Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo, two-time Olivier Award-winner David Bedella, Cassidy Janson, Six’s Grace Mouat, Dillon Scott-Lewis, Oliver Tompsett, Arun Blair-Mangat, Melanie La Barrie, Tim Mahendran, Jocasta Almgill, Josh Baker, Alishia-Marie Blake, Ivan de Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Danielle Fiamanya, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Kirstie Skivington and Alex Tranter.
Directed by Luke Sheppard, the production features a book by David West Read, choreography by Jennifer Weber, set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Paloma Young, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Bill Sherman, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Gareth Owen, and musical direction, additional arrangements and orchestrations by Dominic Fallacaro.
‘& Juliet’ is produced by Max Martin, Tim Headington and Theresa Steele, and will run at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre from 2nd November, after a limited season at the Manchester Opera House.
Tickets are on sale now.
“Romeo & Juliet final scene. Juliet picks up the dagger and…
gets a life”.