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The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre.

Working in collaboration with artistic associates, director Rob Ashford and designer Christopher Oram, the acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branagh presents an exceptional series of five plays that bring together a remarkable group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Freddie Fox, Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden.

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Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden, Freddie Fox and Lily James who play the leads in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. 

Richard Madden and Freddie Fox will be sharing the role of Romeo to allow Richard Madden to recover from an ankle injury. In an additional cast update, the role of Paris will now be played by Matthew Hawksley due to Tom Hanson injuring his leg.

Kenneth Branagh - Romeo and Juliet reviews

93 reviews
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9 Aug 2016

We booked this play on the basis of the two leads, Lily James and Richard Madden and the chemistry professed to be between them on the publicity photos. First disappointment was no Richard Madden on the night. Second disappointment was the absolute dire lack of any kind of rapport between Romeo and Juliet. The play was dull, dull, dull. Lily did her best, but her Romeo felt like he was reading his lines like a bus timetable. Along with the stifling heat in the stalls of the theatre we had great difficulty staying awake towards the end of the play and came out feeling very let down by the whole thing - more like a school play production that West End!

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8 Aug 2016

Enjoyed this production so much!

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7 Aug 2016

Loved the show but my seat had very restricted viewing. So when they say it's restricted, believe them. Apart from that the acting, set and costumes were great

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7 Aug 2016

Cannot lie booked this to see Richard. However Lily James, Derek Jacobi and Meera Syal served up a delight with the cast. Enjoyed the humour , simple stark scenery and Juliet's excitement versus doubt. In the last Act found belief slightly suspended and duets speeches went on and on. Thought how efficient today's youth have become with language ! Great show, great theatre lucky me.

Lauri Jay
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4 Aug 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet- especially performances by Lily James and Derek Jacobi . Slightly marred by excessive heat due to lack of air con . Also some noise from tube trains and police sirens. Still wouldn't have missed it for anything!



Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH

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The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today sadly announced that due to medical advice, Richard Madden will not be returning to the company of Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August. Richard Madden injured his ankle last month whilst running and has been receiving physiotherapy since. However, although Richard is expected to make a full recovery, the injury to Richard’s ankle has not healed as quickly as hoped, and as a result his doctors have prescribed further rest which makes it impossible for him to return to the stage before the production closes.

Freddie Fox will continue to play Romeo, having joined the company last month after off-stage injuries meant that both Richard Madden and his understudy, Tom Hanson, who in addition has played Paris in the production, were unable to perform.

Freddie Fox joined the company ‪on Tuesday 26 July following 48 hours rehearsals. Freddie recently played the role of Romeo at Sheffield Crucible Theatre. His recent theatre work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Southwark Playhouse and later in the year he will appear in the revival of Tom Stoppard's Travesties at the Menier Chocolate Factory. 

Encore cinema screenings of Romeo and Juliet, in which Richard Madden plays Romeo, are now playing in cinemas across the UK and internationally. For more information see

The full cast includes Marisa Berenson (Lady Capulet), Jack Colgrave Hirst (Benvolio), Tom Hanson (Paris), Matthew Hawksley (Anthony), Derek Jacobi (Mercutio), Lily James (Juliet), Taylor James (Prince), Ansu Kabia (Tybalt), Richard Madden (Romeo), Racheal Ofori (Potpan), Nikki Patel (Balthasar), Chris Porter (Lord Montague), Zoe Rainey (Lady Montague), Michael Rouse (Lord Capulet), Meera Syal (The Nurse), Sam Valentine (Friar Laurence) and Kathryn Wilder (Peta/Apothecary).

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When Can I Go

12 May 2016 – 13 August 2016

Where Do I Go

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH
By Tube- Leicester Square or Charing Cross
By Train- Charing Cross
By Bus-3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30