Romeo & Juliet (2011)

A vibrant production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star crossed lovers. A story of dangerous rivalries and secret loves vividly brought to life in a fast moving and contemporary telling of this celebrated story.

A community split by its differences, a young girl rebelling against her parents’ expectations, knife crime and gang violence, Romeo and Juliet is a story with striking relevance to today’s young audiences.

With stunning visuals and cutting edge soundtrack, this production engaged audiences of all ages with its exuberance, poetry and thrilling action.


Rachel Spicer’s Juliet is a stroppy, floppy teenager straight from a Posy Simmons cartoon.” The Stage

Much like Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film version, this is an ultramodern Romeo & Juliet, but theatrical rather than cinematic. Out go Pilot’s trademark multi-media flourishes; in comes traditional, flesh-and-blood, physical theatre strengths, allied to Sandy Nuttgens’s always appropriate music.” York Press

This is a stylish take on Shakespeare’s ever-popular tragedy. Pilot Theatre’s reputation for productions easy on-the-eye has been well-earned and they don’t disappoint with Romeo and Juliet.” Yorkshire Post

As a company dedicated to reinterpreting classic work for young people, Pilot can be depended upon to apply a fresh perspective.” The Guardian

Education Resources

These Education Packs will provide teaching and learning resources to give
students a unique insight into the rehearsal process and will link to blogs, audio and video content, to follow the company on its journey to performance.

Romeo & Juliet Education Pack 1

Romeo & Juliet Education Pack 2


Directed by Marcus Romer and Katie Posner

Designed by Chloe Lamford

Lighting Designed by Richard Howell

Sound Design and Original Music Composed by Sandy Nuttgens

Dramaturg Juliet Forster

Fight Director Philip D’Orleans



Rachel Spicer as Juliet

Oliver Wilson as Romeo

Mary Rose as Lady Capulet

William Travis as Capulet

Chris Lindon as Mercutio

Richard James-Neale as Tybalt

Bryn Holding as Benvolio

Louisa Eyo as Nurse