Alfred Enoch stars as Romeo in a new production of the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.
Ola Ince (Appropriate, The Convert) directs a new production of Shakespeare's greatest romantic tragedy. Starring Alfred Enoch (Tree, How to Get Away with Murder, Harry Potter) as Romeo and Rebekah Murrell (Scenes with Girls, Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.) as Juliet. The Globe welcomes audiences back into the theatre for its 2021 production. Select performances will be available to watch via live stream.
Too often, Romeo and Juliet feels like a ritual, or a formal dance. Here it feels like a proper love story and a proper tragedy. With its excesses and indulgences curbed it could be even better.
...the Globe’s new production of a time-honoured tragedy that here has been so textually butchered that it often feels as if you’re getting the outtakes of Shakespeare’s play rather than the work itself.
Together, though, these star-cross’d lovers look as if they have never got past the point of asking each other what box sets they are into. The balcony scene barely registers. They don’t connect.