&Juliet leaves Sydney next Friday

The award-winning anthemic pop musical & JULIET will leave Sydney on Friday, July 12 playing its final Australian season in Sydney after spectacular seasons in Melbourne, Singapore, and Perth.

The Australian production is led by Lorinda May Merrypor in the title role, with an all-star cast including Australian music industry legend Rob Mills holding the quill as Shakespeare, music theatre icon Amy Lehpamer taking control of the narrative as his wife Anne, star of the stage and star of stage, The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle, who took over the role of Angelique last month.

& JULIET flips the script on the greatest love story ever told, imagining what would happen next if Juliet hadn’t ended it all over Romeo, and got a second chance at life and love – on her terms. Juliet’s new uplifting story of self-discovery and empowerment bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name.

Nominated for 9 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, & JULIET is created by the Emmy-winning writer from Schitt’s Creek and features an iconic playlist of pop anthems including Baby One More Time,

Roar, Since You’ve Been Gone, Larger Than Life, That’s The Way It Is, Can’t Stop The Feeling, and more.

Playing that other half of the star-crossed lovers is recent Fangirls heartthrob Blake Appelqvist.

Completing the dazzling cast of principals is Broadway, West End and Australian music theatre star Hayden Tee as Lance; and newcomers Jesse Dutlow as May and Yashith Fernando as Francois.

Joining them on stage is the cast of incredible players Georgia Anderson as Susanna, Jade Delmiguez as Eleanor, James Elmer as Kempe, Riley Gill as Imogen/Benvolio, Jerome Javier as Thomas, Giorgia Kennedy as Judith, Jordan Koulos as Richard, Sarah Murr as Lady Capulet/Nell, Coby Njoroge as Augustine, Jake O’Brien as Fletcher, Clay Roberts as Henry, Jacob Rozario as Gregory, Selina Salgadoe as Gwynne, Sean Sinclair as Lord Capulet/Sly, Nathan James Tamati as Cuthbert, Romy Vuksan as Margaret, Aadhya Wijegoonawardena as Viola and Imani Williams as Lucy.

& JULIET has now been performed on four continents since its World Premiere in September 2019. It began at the Manchester Opera House in England, before moving to London’s West End, where it won three Olivier Awards, and 6 Whats On Stage Awards before playing its final performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre in March 2023.

The show had its North American premiere in July 2022 in Toronto, where it broke box office records and played to standing-room-only audiences, before heading to Broadway, where it again broke box office records and plays nightly to sold-out crowds.

It soon be seen around the globe with an upcoming UK Tour (July 2024), a North American Tour (September 2024) and a Germany production (October 2024). The German production marks the show’s first production with a book translated into a different language, and will also be the sixth country to welcome & JULIET in less than five years.

ABSOLUTE GENIUS. A JOYOUSLY POP-TASTIC SHOW ABOUT LIFE, LOVE & STARTING OVER- Herald Sun

HOURS OF EFFERVESCENT RIDICULOUSNESS, LIKE A SHOT OF SKITTLES VODKA” Time Out

THOSE WITH AN OPEN HEART WILL LEAVE THE THEATRE INSPIRED & READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD!: The Music

The original creative team reunites for the Australian production and includes David West Read (Book), Max Martin (Music & Lyrics), Luke Sheppard (Direction), Jennifer Weber (Choreography), Bill Sherman (Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements), Soutra Gilmour (set design), Paloma Young (costume design), Howard Hudson (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design) and Andrzej Goulding (Video Design).


Season Details

Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre
Date: Until 12 July 2024

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