National Theatre's Romeo and Juliet Released for Free Streaming

National Theatre's Romeo and Juliet Released for Free Streaming

The National Theatre's filmed production of Romeo and Juliet has been released for free online streaming.

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Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star as Romeo and Juliet, in this National Theatre production that was forced to pivot to film as hybrid production when the COVID-19 pandemic occured.

The show is now available to stream through PBS' Great Performances online.

The action moves from stripped-down rehearsal spaces to realized scenes using varied areas of National’s Lyttelton Theatre.

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.

Joining O’Connor (The Crown) and Buckley (Fargo, Chernobyl) in the cast are Fisayo Akinade as Mercutio, Shubham Saraf as Benvolio, Deborah Findlay as the Nurse, David Judge as Tybalt, Alex Mugnaioni as Paris, Ellis Howard as Sampson, Tamsin Greig as Lady Capulet, Lucian Msamati as the Friar, Adrian Lester as the Prince, Lloyd Hutchinson as Lord Capulet, Colin Tierney as Lord Montague, and Ella Dacres as Peta.

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