Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre, opening later this year. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, & Juliet looks at what would have happened if the young female were to put down the dagger during the fateful scene. Along with the Nurse and a group of close friends, Juliet travels to Paris in search of a new life, taking control of her own story.
& Juliet Tickets
& Juliet is a new musical set to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre featuring the songs of pop hit machine Max Martin, how has written songs for the likes of Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and many more. & Juliet tickets, which is set to open in late 2019, are now on sale.
Directed by Luke Shepherd, the musical will star Miriam Teak-Lee in the title role. Teak-Lee is best known for her roles in the musicals On The Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, and she was part of the original ensemble of Hamilton in London.
& Juliet will run at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 2nd November 2019.
The story of & Juliet will pick up from a moment at the end of William Shakespeare’s legendary love tale Romeo and Juliet. Rather than her persevering with the final, fatal act of the play, Juliet decides to down her dagger and begin the search for a better life. Along with Nurse, she takes to Paris with a group of friends and takes control of her story.
& Juliet song list
The following Max Martin songs have been confirmed for the West End production of & Juliet:
- “…Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears
- “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
- “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
- “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
More songs will be announced as the musical nears its first performance in Manchester in the summer, prior to the West End premiere in November.
Max Martin’s Greatest Hits
Max Martin is a pop hit machine responsible for some of the biggest anthems of the last three decades. From his early with Britney Spears (“…Baby One More Time”, “Oops… I Did it Again”), Bon Jovi (It’s My Life) and the Backstreet Boys (“Everybody”, “I Want It That Way”, Martin worked with some of the biggest names in pop through the early 21st century: Celine Dion (“That’s the Way It Is”), Kelly Clarkson (“Since U Been Gone”), Pink (“So What”), Jessie J (“Domino”).
His recent hits include Katy Perry’s “Roar”, “Dark Horse”, “Teenage Dream” and “I Kissed A Girl”, Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “Shake It Off” and “…Ready For It?”, Arianna Grande’s “Bang Bang” and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop This Feeling!”.
As of January 2019, Martin has had 22 songs he has written or co-written feature at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
& Juliet cast
& Juliet will star Miriam Teak-Lee as Juliet. Teak-Lee has often been cited as an exciting up-and-comer in British musical theatre. This was highlighted when she won The Stage Debut Award for best actress in a musical for On The Town. She starred in Drew McOnie’s production at the Open Air Theatre, which was her professional stage debut.
In 2017, Teak-Lee was cast in the West End production of Hamilton. She was a part of the ensemble, and also provided cover for each of the Schuyler sister roles of Angelica, Eliza and Peggy at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Further casting is set to be announced.