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ROMEO AND JULIET AT THE NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF The Wales Theatre Company brings the world’s greatest love story Romeo and Juliet to the New Theatre stage from Tuesday 14 October. Directed by Olivier award winner Michael Bogdanov, this brand new production of Shakespeare’s definitive tale of poison and passion, feuding and fighting, pride and prejudice, is brought to life by Jack Ryder and Sara Lloyd-Gregory.

Shakespeare’s soaring hymn to young love stretches its hands out across the centuries, as pertinent today as when it was first penned. In the midst of a vicious feud between the rival Capulet and Montague families, the youngest of the clans, Romeo and Juliet, find love at first sight. Having declared that their only love sprung from their only hate they vow to defy their families in their quest for true love, with heart-breaking consequences.

Jack Ryder, best known for his role as Jamie Mitchell in EastEnders, stars as Romeo. Jack was last at the New in the 2006 production of The Safari Party. He is joined by rising welsh star Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Juliet. Sara has enjoyed success in the BBC’s Belonging playing troubled teenager Nadine. She has also appeared in Torchwood alongside John Barrowman and can currently be seen on BBC’s new series Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

Following award-winning productions of Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet, The Wales Theatre Company brings Shakespeare’s story of the love struck couple into the 21st century. With fights by Malcolm Ronson and design by Sean Crowley, Romeo and Juliet promises to be one of the dramatic highlights of the year.

Romeo and Juliet is at the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 October. Tickets range from £7 - £23 and can booked via the Box Office on 029 2087 8889 or online* at

*online sales carry a small transaction charge

Romeo and Juliet
New Theatre, Cardiff
Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 October
Evenings 7.30pm; Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm
Tickets: £7 - £23
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Book Online:
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