The Jamie Lloyd Company today announces the full cast for the new West End production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Tom Holland (Romeo) is joined by Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet. Freema Agyeman (Nurse), Michael Balogun (Friar), Tomiwa Edun (Capulet), Mia Jerome (Montague), Daniel Quinn-Toye (Paris), Ray Sesay (Tybalt), Nima Taleghani (Benvolio), Joshua-Alexander Williams (Mercutio) and Callum Heinrich and Kody Mortimer (Camera Operators) complete the cast.

Romeo & Juliet opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre, on Thursday 23 May, with previews from Saturday 11 May, and runs until Saturday 3 August 2024.

Tom Holland said today, “Beyond excited to announce our cast for Romeo and Juliet. I can’t wait to get started and I know we’ll create something really special together.”

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers said today, “I’m so grateful to be making my West End debut as Juliet with The Jamie Lloyd Company. It’s a dream to be joining this team of incredible artists with Jamie at the helm. I’m excited to bring a fresh energy to this story alongside Tom, and to welcome new audiences to the theatre.”

Jamie Lloyd also commented, “I’m very excited to introduce the amazing cast who will be joining the incredible Tom Holland in Romeo & Juliet, including Francesca Amewudah-Rivers— an exceptional young artist.”

As part of The Jamie Lloyd Company’s commitment to accessibility, there are 5000 tickets available at £25 exclusively for under 30s, key workers and those receiving government benefits, across the run and on every level of the auditorium – including the front row. These seats will be on sale from Wednesday 10 April at 10am. For full ticketing information please visit: www.romeoandjulietLDN.com.

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Text edited by Nima Taleghani; Set and Costume Design: Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Design: Jon Clark; Sound Design; Ben and Max Ringham;Video Design and Cinematography: Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom; Composer: Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante; Casting Director: Stuart Burt CDG;Movement Directors: Sarah Golding & Yukiko Masui (SAY); Intimacy Coordinator: Ingrid Mackinnon; Associate Director: Jonathan Glew; Associate Designer: Rachel Wingate; Associate Costume Designer: Anna Josephs

Duke of York’s Theatre

Saturday 11 May – Saturday 3 August 2024

Violent delights have violent ends.

Tom Holland is Romeo in Jamie Lloyd’s pulsating new vision of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of wordsmiths, rhymers, lovers and fighters. 

Romeo & Juliet is produced by The Jamie Lloyd Company.


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Tom Holland plays Romeo. He is a global star as a result of his iconic portrayal of ‘Peter Parker’ in the box office record-breaking franchise Spider-Man in Spider-Man: HomecomingSpider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home as well as the installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Captain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Other film credits include Uncharted with co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Antonio Banderas and directed by Ruben Fleischer; Cherry for directors Joe and Anthony Russo; Chaos Walking for director Doug Liman, opposite Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, David Oyelowo and Demián Bichir; The Devil All The Time directed by Antonio Campos, also stars Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska; Alfonso Gomez Rejon’s The Current War, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon; Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible, for which he was awarded ‘Breakthrough Actor of the Year’ by the National Board of Review, received the ‘Spotlight Award’ from the Hollywood Film Awards and was nominated for the ‘Best Young Actor/Actress’ BFCA Critics’ Choice Award; James Gray’s Lost City Of Z with Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller; Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea; Kevin MacDonald’s How I Live Now opposite Saoirse Ronan; Steven Knight’s Locke with Tom Hardy; and Rob Connolly’s Edge Of Winter opposite Joel Kinnaman.

Television credits include The Crowded Room (Apple TV+), for which he serves as an executive producer and received a Critics Choice Award nomination for his performance; and Wolf Hall (BBC), alongside Mark Rylance and Claire Foy.

He has appeared as a featured voice in the PIXAR animated film, Onward, opposite Chris Pratt; Disney action-adventure animated film, Spies In Disguise; and the feature adaptation of Dolittle, opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Antonio Banderas.

Holland made his stage debut as the title role in Billy Elliot The Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre).

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers plays Juliet.

Theatre credits include: School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Lyric Hammersmith), The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English (Bush), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe), Antigone (Colchester Mercury), Othello (National Youth Theatre REP Company), Animal Farm (National Youth Theatre REP Company), Ordinary Miracle (National Youth Theatre REP Company)

Television credits include: Bad Education Series 4 and 5 (BBC)

Freema Agyeman plays Nurse.

Theatre credits include: God of Carnage (Lyric Hammersmith), Apologia (Trafalgar Studios)

Film credits include: The Matrix ResurrectionsEat LocalsNorth v SouthRulers and DealersAisha The American

Television credits include: DreamlandNew Amsterdam (Nominated for Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama, Hollywood Critics Association), Sense8RubenesqueThe Carrie DiariesOld Jack’s BoatLaw and Order: UK (Nominated for Best Actress, TV Choice Awards), SurvivorsLittle DorritDr Who (Nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Monte Carlo TV Festival; Most Popular Actress, National Television Awards; and winner of Nokia Newcomer, Glamour Awards), TorchwoodSilent WitnessCrossroads

Michael Balogun plays Friar.

Theatre credits include: The Lehman Trilogy (Gillian Lynne Theatre), Blue Orange (Royal & Derngate), Henry VI Part 1 (Royal Shakespeare Company), Death of England: Delroy (National), Macbeth (Chichester Festival), Barbershop Chronicles (UK tour), The Dark (Ovalhouse), People, Places and Things (UK tour)

Television credits include: SherwoodTop BoyYou Don’t Know MeVeraWar of the Worlds

Tomiwa Edun plays Capulet.

Theatre credits include: Macbeth (National), The Deep Blue Sea (National), Translations (National), Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Botticelli In The Fire (Hampstead), The Mountaintop (Royal Exchange), Lionboy (Complicité) But I Cd Only Whisper (Tabula Rasa / Arcola) OftenMud Sits On The Throne (Nabokov), Slaves (Theatre503), Proper Clever (Liverpool Playhouse Theatre), Tiata Delights ‘08 (Almeida)

Film credits include: CinderellaDying of The LightWhat Happened to MondayEyimofeArgylle
Television credits include: Trigger PointYoung WallanderMerlinTryingThe Chelsea DetectiveA Discovery Of WitchesBates MotelLuciferElementaryDr Who Christmas SpecialThe HourLegendsLaw And Order: UKThe Fixer II

Callum Heinrich as Camera Operator.

Theatre credits include: MAMMA MIA! (Novello), The Pirate Queen (London Coliseum)  

Television credits include: Renegade NellMasters of the AirBreaking The Band: Foreigner 

Mia Jerome plays Montague.

Theatre credits include: Treasure island (Hall for Cornwall), Lost Lending Library (Punchdrunk Enrichment), A Christmas Carol (Goblin), Tales from The Thames (Queen’s), Bloodrites (Vault Fest), Legend of the Jazz Penguin (Goblin), Small Wonders (Punchdrunk Enrichment), Bing Live (Minor Entertainment)

Film credits include: The Third Day: Autumn

Kody Mortimer as Camera Operator. 

For The Jamie Lloyd Company:Sunset Blvd. (Savoy) 

Theatre credits include: Assassins (Chichester Festival), Hex (National), 101 Dalmatians (Regent’s Park Open Air), Hairspray (London Coliseum), Gypsy (Royal Exchange) 

Daniel Quinn-Toye plays Paris.

This marks Daniel’s professional stage debut.

Training: LAMDA

Ray Sesay plays Tybalt.

Theatre credits include: Anna Karenina (Bristol Old Vic & Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), Romeo & Juliet (Lyric Belfast), Seeds (Pleasance), The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company), Book of Actions (Nouveau Riche), 13 (Tobacco Factory), Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Sons Without Fathers (Arcola), Red Helicopter (Arcola)

Television credits include: Doctor WhoEndeavourCheaters, Holby CityDoctors

Nima Taleghani plays Benvolio.

For The Jamie Lloyd Company: Cyrano de Bergerac (Brooklyn Academy of Music/Playhouse/Harold Pinter)

Theatre credits include: Hope Has A Happy Meal (Royal Court), Macbeth (Royal Exchange), Armadillo (Yard), Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Plough and the Stars (Abbey), The White Whale (Slung Low)

Film credits include: Femme90 MinutesDublin Oldschool

Television credits include: HeartstopperDanny BoyHatton GardenCasualty

Joshua-Alexander Williams plays Mercutio.

This marks Joshua-Alexander’s professional stage debut.

Training: Arts Ed

Jamie Lloyd directs. His credits for the company include Sunset Blvd. (Savoy Theatre – Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director; nominated for 11 Olivier Awards including Best Director and Best Musical Revival), The Effect (National Theatre/The Shed, New York), A Doll’s House (Hudson Theatre, New York – nominated for six 2023 Tony Awards including Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play), The Seagull (Harold Pinter Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac (Playhouse Theatre/Harold Pinter Theatre/Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York – Olivier Award for Best Revival), Betrayal (Pinter at the Pinter, Harold Pinter Theatre/ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre – nominated for four 2021 Tony Awards including Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play), Pinter OneTwoThreeSix and Seven (Pinter at the Pinter, Harold Pinter Theatre), The MaidsThe HomecomingThe Ruling ClassRichard IIIThe PrideThe Hothouse and Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios).



Duke of York’s Theatre

Saturday 11 May – Saturday 3 August 2024

Box Office: www.romeoandjulietLDN.com