Our 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet was streamed on YouTube 20 April – 3 May 2020. Missed it? It’s still available to rent or buy on Globe Player all year round.
The original performance took place at the Globe Theatre, London, in summer 2009.
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story.
Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence.
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Premiered 20 April – 3 May 2020 on YouTube
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Still available to rent or buy on Globe Player
Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes
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Photographer: John Haynes
ROMEO & JULIET RESOURCES
Act I, scene 5
BLOGS & FEATURES
During this time when our buildings are closed, there are two exciting ways to virtually-attend our theatre productions online.
You can enjoy these free YouTube Premieres or support us by renting and purchasing one of our many other films on Globe Player.
Once the YouTube Premieres of these titles, including Romeo & Juliet, come to an end, the productions will still be available to watch via Globe Player for a small fee.