National Theatre: Romeo & Juliet


100 minutes



Tuesday 28 September: 1930 

Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.

This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre, in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.

Directed by Simon Godwin and written by Emily Burns, adapted from the play by William Shakespeare. Stars Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor as Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast also includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati and Deborah Findlay.