New musical about Juliet after Romeo to open at Manchester Opera House

What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning?

By Manchester's Finest | 28 June 2019

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Picture this: You are in the final scene of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and instead of plunging the dagger into her heart – Juliet does something else. & Juliet is the joyous new West End musical that asks: What if she decided to choose her own fate?

This vital new musical 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. Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway may have their own ideas but this is Juliet’s story now.

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…

Soaring with the music of Max Martin, the acclaimed songwriter of some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years, performed by the likes of Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande & Juliet is to star the award-winning Miriam-Teak Lee in the title role.

Miriam-Teak was awarded Best Actress in a Musical at The Stage Debut Awards for her role of Claire DeLoone in On The Town. She was one of the stars of the Original London Cast of Hamilton and will now take the lead role of Juliet in this vibrant new musical.

& Juliet brings 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).

& Juliet 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 brilliant new arrangements by the ‘Tony’ and ‘Grammy’ Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman

Brought to life by an award-winning creative team in an explosive fusion of styles, & Juliet will be directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) with a book by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), electrifying choreography from Jennifer Weber, stunning set design from Soutra Gilmour and costume design by Paloma Young.

The production will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House, from Tuesday 10th September to Saturday 12th October. Tickets are available now using the button below.


& Juliet 

When: 10th September – 12th October
Where: Manchester Opera House

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