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REVIEW: &JULIET (Shaftesbury Theatre) – West Finish Wilma

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In all probability Shakespeare’s most well-known play, everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet – two star crossed lovers who can’t bear to stay with out one another. So when Romeo is killed, Juliet does the one factor she will consider and kills herself to be with him. However that’s a little bit of an outdated story for 2022, when ladies are extra highly effective than ever and might truly survive via life with out the assistance of a person (who knew?!).

Initially of the present, we meet William Shakespeare and his spouse Anne Hathaway (jokes included), the place they're having a heated dialog about his work and lift the query “what would have occurred if Juliet didn’t kill herself?” The married couple rewrites the present with this in thoughts, hilariously writing themselves out and in of the play as numerous characters and consistently squabbling about how issues ought to progress. However that is clearly a narrative about feminine empowerment and so you'll be able to most likely guess issues end up okay for Juliet!

Every little thing about this present is phenomenal, bringing the music of Pop songwriter Max Martin to life. It’s like a better of Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys with some Katy Perry classics and Kelly Clarkson’s powerhouse ‘Since U Been Gone’ – what extra might any youngster of the 80’s/90’s dream of?!

The set is large and sophisticated, the lights are shiny and the present is visually extra vibrant than a glittery rainbow.

Casting for this manufacturing couldn't be extra good. Oliver Tompsett performs William Shakespeare completely, with a heat and lovable cockney appeal. Cassidy Janson is completely paired as spouse Anne Hathaway, reminding us that not solely is she a beautiful actor and singer however a talented comedian and great dancer. Miriam-Teak Lee is pleasant as Juliet, with a smile that may brighten up the saddest individual’s day and a voice that would get up any sleeping magnificence. Tom Francis (Romeo), Tim Mahendran (Francois) and Alex Thomas-Smith (Might) are all worthwhile of a shout-out for great performances, as is all the solid. However it's Keala Settle (as Nurse) who proves &Juliet actually is ‘the best present’ if you wish to social gathering the night time away within the West Finish.


Reviewed by West Finish Wilma


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