Reuniting the stars of the celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford will direct Lily James and Richard Madden in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. The full cast includes Marisa Berenson(Lady Capulet), Jack Colgrave Hirst (Benvolio), Tom Hanson (Paris),Matthew Hawksley (Anthony, First Musician, Friar John and Third Guard),Derek Jacobi (Mercutio), Taylor James (Prince), Pip Jordan (Potpan, Second Musician and Second Guard), Ansu Kabia (Tybalt and First Guard), Racheal Ofori (Sampson and Page), Nikki Patel (Balthasar), Chris Porter (Lord Montague), Zoë Rainey (Lady Montague), Michael Rouse (Lord Capulet),Meera Syal (Nurse), Samuel Valentine (Friar Laurence) and Kathryn Wilder(Peter and Apothecary).
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, will broadcast three productions of its year-long Plays at the Garrick season live to cinemas worldwide. Participating cinemas and screening dates can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com
The cinema broadcast of Romeo and Juliet will be directed by Benjamin Caron, who has also recently directed the broadcast of The Winter’s Tale and collaborated with Kenneth Branagh on the forthcoming series of Wallander, due to be broadcast on the BBC in 2016. John Osborne’s The Entertainer, which will be the final production in the Plays at the Garrick season (20 August – 12 November), will also be broadcast to cinemas in 2016.
More information and tickets for the show can be bought here.