Smash Hit Musical & JULIET is now playing in Sydney

The award-winning anthemic pop musical & JULIET will open in Sydney later this month 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 ARIA #1 winner Casey Donovan as Angelique, and Broadway, West End and Australian music theatre star Hayden Tee as Lance. The principal cast is completed with Blake Appelqvist as the other half of the star-crossed lovers, and newcomers Jesse Dutlow as May and Yashith Fernando as Francois.

On the production’s transfer to Sydney, rising star Lorinda May Merrypor:

It is such a joy to share the story of & JULIET with even more people in Sydney. We cannot wait to be back on the stage, singing and dancing with everyone each night!

& 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 nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, & JULIET is created by Emmy-winning writer from Schitt’s Creek David West Read and features an iconic playlist of pop anthems by songwriter Max Martin 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.

Rob Mills:

I cannot wait to introduce & JULIET to Sydney, The show is one big celebration of love and joy and if Melbourne, Singapore and Perth are anything to go by, Sydney audiences better get ready to party!

Casey Donovan expressed her joy at bringing the show to Sydney:

I can’t wait to be back in my hometown and share the story, music, hope and joy that is & JULIET the musical. Sydney audiences are going to absolutely fall in love with this show.

Rounding out the cast are the 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 WhatsOnStage 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.

In addition to its Sydney debut, & JULIET can soon be seen around the globe with its upcoming UK Tour (July 2024) and US Tour (September 2024) and Germany premiere (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.

Season Details

Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre
Date: 27 Feb – 2 June 2024

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