Gill and Fishwick to play Romeo and Juliet at the RSC

Steve Orme

Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick will take the lead roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Romeo and Juliet in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford.

Gill made his RSC debut in 2016 as part of The Other Place Mischief Festival. In 2017 he appeared in Phil Porter’s Vice Versa, Salome by Oscar Wilde and Coriolanus. His other credits include a Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry official and a harassed UN worker in Christine Bacon’s The Island Nation at the Arcola Theatre in 2016.

Karen Fishwick will make her RSC debut as Juliet. She took the role of Kay in Lee Hall’s adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 2015.

Directed by the RSC’s deputy artistic director Erica Whyman and designed by Tom Piper, Romeo and Juliet runs from 21 April until 21 September 2018. It will be broadcast live to cinemas on 18 July. A nationwide tour is planned for 2019.