Romeo and Julie
Closed 2h 15m
Romeo and Julie
81

Romeo and Julie London Reviews and Tickets

81%
(15 Ratings)
Positive
87%
Mixed
13%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

About the Show

Callum Scott Howells & Rosie Sheely star in Gary Owen's reimagining of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (15)

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73 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like a clever and witty play. The best thing I have ever seen at the National. See it if you’re welsh!

Don't see it if You don’t want an innovative and exciting piece of theatre.

62 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Resonant, Profound, Absorbing

See it if -

Don't see it if -

224 Reviews | 42 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you love plays about the working class

Don't see it if you prefer the classics

139 Reviews | 11 Followers
90
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Wonderfully played and directed, a charming play.

Don't see it if Story is a bit slight for some.

53 Reviews | 1 Follower
83
Contemporary, Believable, Tender, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’d like a realistic love story between two teenagers. 2 excellent central performances and a gritty, moving script.

Don't see it if you don’t like swearing and themes of abortion

105 Reviews | 11 Followers
80
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you'd like a play that relevants to your day to day world, talks to you directly played by young talented companies.

Don't see it if you are expecting any type of adaptation of Shakespeare staff. It feels nothing to do with it. Maybe the title is used to hook audiences.

341 Reviews | 22 Followers
70
Relevant, Indulgent, Great acting, Cliched

See it if Strong performances and some good ideas.

Don't see it if Fun, but not worthy of the title play on words

82 Reviews | 6 Followers
52
Slow, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if You are looking for something new, or you’re a fan of the actors

Don't see it if You’re expecting a straight adaptation of Shakespeare, this is a teen drama, full of overblown boring teenage angst and nonsense

Critic Reviews (10)

BroadwayWorld
February 22nd, 2023

“While the premise of young love is the same, there are no feuding families or grand morals in ‘Romeo and Julie.’ It's reduced to a feeble plot of teenage nonsense.”
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The London Evening Standard
February 22nd, 2023

“This remains an enthralling love story that links the big questions of physics, biology and chemistry to a very basic issue: what happens when human life and adulthood arrive too soon.”
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The Guardian (UK)
February 22nd, 2023

“It is immensely refreshing to see a tale of working-class love and aspiration unmediated by the presence of a middle-class ‘linchpin’ character...Working-class lives are centred here and this play’s achievement is in making their world visible, and entirely believable.”
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The Times (UK)
February 22nd, 2023

“What’s remarkable about Owen’s play is how it is open-eyed about selfishness and deprivation and frustration and foolishness yet also fundamentally positive about people.”
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The Stage (UK)
February 22nd, 2023

“This is, though, also a play full of hope, even joy: a modern subversion of a romantic tragedy that writes its own rules and finds not just a different ending, but new beginnings.”
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Time Out London
February 22nd, 2023

“This is closely naturalistic, witty, skilled writing, shot through with subtle tensions and resentments, and given life by Rachel O’Riordan’s full-blooded production.”
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WhatsOnStage
February 22nd, 2023

“There's a keen social conscience at work here, and every character is so richly textured, and presented without comment or patronisation...Forget those kids on a balcony in Verona, ‘Romeo and Julie’ is an absolute must-see.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 22nd, 2023

"Rachel O’Riordan’s production is a treat: pin-sharp, and rich with lived-in performances."
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