Gary and Rachel + Romeo and Julie

Published: 17 November 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Romeo and Julie

Writer Gary Owen and director Rachel O'Riordan reunite for Romeo And Julie, a new play about the hope and heartbreak of two young people.

Romeo is a teenage single dad hanging on tight. Julie is fighting to follow her dream of studying at Cambridge. The two working-class eighteen-year-olds, raised a few streets apart but from entirely different worlds, crash into first love and are knocked off their feet. But at this crossroads to the rest of their lives, both families fear the worst in a world of unequal opportunity.

A co-production between the National Theatre and Sherman Theatre, it opens at The Lowry in Salford June 5 until 13 June.