Miriam-Teak Lee to lead new musical &Juliet

Published: 1 February 2019
Reporter: Sheila Connor

&Juliet is a new West End musical featuring the songs of Max Martin that asks: what if Juliet's famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate?

It will star Miriam-Teak Lee, who was awarded Best Actress in a Musical at the Stage Debut Awards for her role of Claire De Loone in On the Town and was one of the original London Cast of Hamilton. The production will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House from 10 September to 12 October before opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on 2 November.

Romeo & Juliet final scene: Juliet picks up the dagger and... gets a life. This new musical sees Juliet getting over Romeo by running off to Paris with Nurse and her best friends on a whirlwind trip of romance and self-discovery.

&Juliet includes songs written over a span of 25 years by Max Martin with various collaborators including "Baby One More Time", "Everybody", "Love Me Like You Do" and "I Can’t Feel My Face", with new arrangements by orchestrator Bill Sherman.

The production is directed by Luke Sheppard with a story by David West Read, choreography from Jennifer Weber and set design from Soutra Gilmour. Additional cast and creative team have yet to be announced.