Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
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Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
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Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

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(4 Ratings)
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Mixed
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Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Intense

Alfred Enoch stars as Romeo in a new production of the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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454 Reviews | 83 Followers
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Fine

See it if you love Enoch.

Don't see it if you don't crave a production of R&J.

28 Reviews | 2 Followers
84
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're interested in Shakespeare and love stories

Don't see it if You don't like tragedies

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Masterful, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like modern innovation to a classic story that still retains much of the original

Don't see it if You can't stand data interjecting the flow of the play

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love to see a classic with a different perspective. The addition of mental heath awareness was genius

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Shakespeare

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
July 13th, 2021

And there are lots of fine performances: Rebekah Murrell...is a compelling ball of energy as Juliet...It’s a bit broken. Traditionalists will recoil. But it’s thrillingly imperfect.
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The Guardian (UK)
July 9th, 2021

[Ola Ince] keeps a firm grasp on the verse so that it is not drowned out. The play is tightened to under two hours – and all the more gripping for it.
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The London Evening Standard
July 9th, 2021

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.
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 10th, 2021

But messaging is the order of the day in Ince’s vision, which has flashes of worthwhile invention but also an interpretative lens rendered smeary by its earnest gloss.
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London Theatre
July 9th, 2021

...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.
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The Times (UK)
July 20th, 2021

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.
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The Stage (UK)
July 20th, 2021

The tone sometimes feels heavy-handed and didactic but, at other times, Ince’s approach explodes the play in a necessary way.
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The Arts Desk
July 10th, 2021

Ola Ince’s abrasively modern interpretation, complete with guns and overtones of street gang culture, is a strange mix.
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